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date than the three roads described as leading .... from the town pump. Porter's corner was so called from the residence and store on the corner of Main street, then owned and occupied by Jonathan Porter. This store was well known for miles around, and our elders tell of the line of teams, extending up High street and down Salem street for several rods, with steaming oxen waiting for their turn to be relieved of the loads brought from up above, and down Cape Ann way, to be exchanged for West India goods (pronounced West Ingie) from the store. Ship street ended at the red gate, which was the entrance to Wellington Farms, which were owned and tilled by the brothers Isaac and James Wellington, their fertile acres unbroken by street or railroad. South street, after being extended to Medford Hillside, is now back within its original limits, from Main street, at the hotel, to where the road leaves the river. Spring street, crossing the canal, is Winthrop street. Summer street (formerly