At the time when these fruits were so prominently before the public Medford was also well represented at the exhibition of our State Horticultural Society by the following—Mrs. Caroline B. Chase, Mrs. Elsey Joyce, Mrs. Ellen M. Gill and Francis Theiler.
The ladies were genuine lovers of flowers and enthusiastic and successful growers.
Fifty years ago they were prize winners at the weekly exhibitions of the society and were known for their skillful arrangement of floral designs.
The last, at an advanced age, is still
At the time of writing this, May, 1914. enjoying the cultivation of flowers, and her zeal is undiminished.
Mr. Theiler had the German love for flowers and was the first trade florist here, carrying on the business for many years.
Pasture hill indicates by its name the purpose for which it was early used, and until a late time herds of cows might have been seen grazing there.
Today the prophecy is fulfilled made by Charles Brooks—The hill is mostly rock, an