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rcury of that time with account of the patriotic decorations and displays; also certain rhymes of more or less interest relating to the historic day. But in 1917 there came an organized effort to make the occasion worth while and notable in Boston and the other cities and towns along the historic route. The first was certainly creditable to Medford, as indeed the later ones have been. In more recent years a second rider personating William Dawes has gone over that other route through Brookline and Cambridge which is 8 miles to Boston (see milestone at Harvard Square). The Old North or Christ Church still stands, and at the close of a service on the night of April 1 8, a messenger ascends to the steeple and hangs out two lights. Captain Isaac Hall's house in Medford also still stands, and Mr. Edward Gaffey, its owner and occupant, is glad to open its doors to welcome the personator of Revere. This year he was welcomed in the street by a lineal descendant of the minute-men'