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urned there. Fountain-yards.--These yards, which were near the Fountain house, about eighty rods east of Gravelly Bridge, were early in order of age. Messrs. William Tufts, Thomas Bradshaw, Hutchinson Tufts, Benjamin Tufts, and Sylvanus Blanchard were the manufacturers in that locality. These yards have been discontinued within our day. Yards near the Cradock house were opened in 1630. Mr. Francis Shedd occupied them in 1700. Sodom-yards. --As the familiar and improper sobriquet of Sodom was early given to that part of Medford which lies south of the river, the brick-yards, opened by the brothers Isaac, Jonathan, and Ebenezer Tufts, obtained the local name. After these gentlemen came Seth Tufts, who, with his son Seth, carried on the business till recently. These yards were situated near Middlesex Canal and the river, about south-south-east from Rock Hill. The next in order of age were the yards opened in 1810 by Nathan Adams, Esq. They were situated each side of the ol
from the rocks and boats. Each one wore the commonest clothes; and the day was passed in all sorts of sports. A fish-dinner was an agreed part of the fare; and a supper at Lynn Hotel closed the eating of the day. The party rode home by moonlight; and, by ten o'clock, were tired enough to go to bed. Dec. 10, 1816.--The town of Brooks, in Hancock County, Maine, containing 13,744 acres, was named in honor of the governor. Every town rejoices in some euphonious local names. Medford has Sodom, Ram-head, Labor in Vain, No Man's Friend, Hardscrabble. A minister was asked if he would attend an evening meeting for religious worship. He answered, No: I have no opinion of religion got by candle-light. The first time any meeting-house in Medford had been heated by a stove was Dec. 18, 1820. 1822.--The delta of trees, within the triangular fence, which is in the public road, at the junction of High and Grove Streets, near the Lowell Railroad Station, in West Medford, was plante