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tioned were originally built so as to allow fording-places at their sides for the purpose of watering horses and cattle, and they have since been enlarged and extended so as to cover the entire width of the streets. The bridge over Gravelly creek at Riverside avenue was built in 1746, by private parties, for the purpose of making a convenient way to the tide-mill; and by agreement with the owners of the land over which this way was laid the bridge was built of stone. The bridge over Mystic river, at Harvard avenue, was built in 1856; it is situated in the city of Medford and town of Arlington, and by a vote of the town of Medford in 1857 was named Usher's bridge. The bridge at Winthrop street was built in 1857 and named Winthrop bridge. The decree of the County Commissioners required that it should be built with a draw, or with a movable section so as to allow for the passage of vessels. The bridge at Boston avenue was built in 1873; it is situated in the cities of Medford
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., Medford in the War of the Revolution. (search)
sidered an active enemy of the Colonies, but the principle of the times was, Who is not for us is against us. After the Battle of Lexington the British were completely surrounded on the land side. They, however, held the harbor and the rivers Mystic and Charles. Men-of-war were ordered up these rivers as far as the tide would allow. Cannon were ordered to be placed on Bunker Hill to annoy the enemy if they attempted to go to Medford by water. A company of militia was raised in the ttate. The negro's name appears on the tax list in 1778. Prince was a negro servant of Stephen Hall, Esq. He married Chloe, the servant of Richard Hall, in 1772. An amusing story is told of Prince's struggle with a sixty-five-pound bass in Mystic river, at low tide. The negro tried to carry the fish to land in his arms. Two trials proved failures, but the third was successful. Prince thought his prize worthy to be presented to the commander at Winter Hill. He dressed the fish, and puttin
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 3., The Royall House loan exhibition. (search)
to the paved court to the west door rolled the stately carriages of the Vassals and other noted families of Boston and vicinity, and Colonel Royall returned the visits in the only chariot which was owned for miles on the north side of Boston. His slaves lived in the old brick building standing just back of the mansion. His stables were on the north side of the driveway, on the site now occupied by No. 21 Royal street. Around him in all directions stretched his fertile acres, reaching to Mystic river on the north and to Winter hill on the south. His garden was crowned by an artificial mound on which stood an artistic summer house with arched windows and bell-shaped roof, surmounted by a figure of Mercury. The broad paths from the garden gate to the summer house and from the east door to the street were bordered with box, and over the driveway waved English elms. A high brick wall surrounded the homestead except directly in front, where there was a low wall surmounted by a wooden f