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Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 2 0 Browse Search
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exington. On the death of Matthew Bridge, in 1761, it passed to his son, Cornet Nathaniel Bridge, who was a Selectman of the town from 1767 to 1777. He was a friend of Washington and entertained him at his house while the troops were stationed in Cambridge. On the marriage of his oldest son William he gave him a deed of onehalf the entire estate, and this still continues in the possession of the Bridge family. The other portion, at his decease, went to his daughter Anna, who married Isaac Sanderson, and was known as the Sanderson place. It has since passed into several hands. The old Forest Street, closed nearly a quarter of a century ago, was built directly over the tops of many of the hills. Previous to the opening of Lexington Street it was the most direct route to Lexington and Lowell, and through it the stage, and also teams transporting merchandise between Waltham and Lowell used to pass. The first school-house in Trapelo was built at private expense in 1772 or 1773.