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hes extended along the Mystic river, from the Medford line to Charlestown Neck, the marsh grasses green and beautiful in their pristine freshness. On the south, Miller's river, or Willis creek, as it was first called, a broad inlet from the sea, reached beyond Union square, probably as far as where the bleachery now stands; and from there to Charlestown Neck was another extent of salt marsh. And again on the west was a narrower strip of land that felt the influence of salt water where Alewife brook divides Somerville from Cambridge and Arlington. Numerous brooks flowed through valleys between the many hills, watering large meadows, without any tree or shrub to hinder the scythe. The hills of Somerville are drumlins, and were doubtless covered with the hardwood trees that thrive best on such dry, glacial soil—oak, chestnut, maple, beech, and birch. The little valleys and the swamps, the tracts of sand and clay offered conditions favorable to the growth of many different kinds o
ge of slate-stone. All the common ferns grew along the brook at the foot of the banking, but the real treasures were found in the crevices of the ledge above. Rand's woods, already mentioned, always repaid us for a visit, the low cornel and the lady's slipper being the choicest flowers growing here. But the rear of Mr. Holland's farm, back of where the elevated railroad car houses now stand, furnished us with more interesting specimens than any other spot in West Somerville. Here Alewife brook separated the farm from Cambridge, and in the spring were found many water-loving plants, among others, the pitcher plant, that most curious of all New England wild flowers; the marsh marigold, the arrowhead, the forget-me-not, and the buck bean, perhaps the choicest and most beautiful wild flower then growing in Somerville, in spite of its commonplace name; and Colonel Higginson doubtless thought he lavished high praise on this dainty flower when he said it possessed a certain garden-li
Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906, Charlestown schools without the Peninsula Revolutionary period. (search)
y, 1787, the selectmen, Seth Wyman, William Whittemore (same amount). May 26, 1788, the selectmen, Philemon Russell, Seth Wyman; £ 150 (for all schools). May 14, 1789, the selectmen, Philemon Russell (same amount); Milk Row, £ 31 2s 8d; Alewife Brook, £ 14 17s 2d; Gardner Row, £ 14 18s 10d. May, 1790, ‘91, same committee; £ 150, exclusive of the income of the school fund. May 14, 1792, the selectmen, Richard Devens, Samuel Dexter, Philemon Russell, Seth Wyman; £ 225, including the sh Wyman; £ 150 (for all schools). May 14, 1789, the selectmen, Philemon Russell (same amount); Milk Row, £ 31 2s 8d; Alewife Brook, £ 14 17s 2d; Gardner Row, £ 14 18s 10d. May, 1790, ‘91, same committee; £ 150, exclusive of the income of the school fund. May 14, 1792, the selectmen, Richard Devens, Samuel Dexter, Philemon Russell, Seth Wyman; £ 225, including the school fund. Apportioned February, 1793, for the year preceding, Milk Row, £ 41; Alewife Brook, £ 20; G