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inary buildings have been reproduced in the Register, Vol. XI, No. 3, and illustrate the story of the famous school written (and read at a Society meeting) by one who attended and graduated from it. Two views of the little mill on the Arlington side of the river, whose wooden dam old W——d was the cause of an incipient riot in 1870, the Register has presented. One is from a pencil drawing by Francis Wait, the other shows it at an earlier time. It was the Tinkham Brothers' Tide-mill of Trowbridge's famous story, the Wood's mill of actual fact. In the first Medford Journal of 1857 there was no attempt at pictorial illustration, nor yet in the great blanket sheet of Usher's Medford Journal of 1871, that we can recall. No files were preserved by the publisher and only a few stray copies are known. In 1865 Mr. Nathan Brown of West Medford sketched a view of the river, looking up-stream from the railroad embankment, and painted in oil two copies. The central feature is the pictur
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successful aeroplane flight. For more than a century flying chariots in the air had been predicted, but only the balloon had mounted skyward. A pretty piece of fiction was Darius Green and his flying machine, which may (or may not) have had its influence on inventive minds. But the story which gained credence, that Schoolmaster Cummings gave its author the name of the Medford boy Darius for his hero is utterly without foundation. When, in 1911, the art of flying having progressed, Mr. Trowbridge attended the aviation meet at Squantum, an honored guest. It must have been a satisfaction to him to have seen a realization of his fictional vision. Two of the fliers landed in Medford—one because of mechanical defect, the other, overloaded. This was on the morning of Labor Day. Views of the scene and accounts thereof are in the Mercury of September 15, 1911. Two others passed over Medford, one winning the $10,000 prize. During the World War aviation advanced rapidly, and since th