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fforts we have made to give to every man, especially to those who are living under the least favorable circumstances, opportunity to breathe pure air in the midst of natural beauty, a privilege which should become the birthright of every dweller in an American city. It was not until 1892 that any special exertion was made to enlarge the public grounds. In that year, a committee of five was appointed by the late Hon. Alpheus B. Alger, then mayor, to consider the subject of parks. To General Hincks, the chairman, a strong man, eager always for the welfare of Cambridge, and especially earnest in his desire to take advantage of the possibilities of the city in this respect, thankfulness for our awakening to the needs of Cambridge along present park lines is largely due. In November of 1892, the report of the committee was rendered, and it showed how easily we had let the years slip by, and with how little we had been satisfied. In Ward One, we had Cambridge Common, Winthrop Square,