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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 23., The mills on the Medford turnpike. (search)
inter brooks. Both had their source in Somerville, and flowed through the southern corner of Medford into Mystic river. The latter is now mostly subterranean at Tufts park. The former has lately been before our Board of Aldermen for alleged misconduct. Its source is on the southern slope of College (Walnut Tree) hill, near Broroad. Sometimes, however, it was called by a shorter prefix. In 1848 the turnpike agent was directed to Consult Counsell, and later to confer with the Messrs. Tufts in regard to damage sustained by the corporation by their neglecting to maintain their culvert, etc. The result of this conference was a three-party agreement. Thparty was the owner of the farm occupied by J. Q. Adams; the second, the turnpike company; and the third the owners of the saw and grist mills on the turnpike, William Tufts, Edward Tufts and Gershom Cutter. The first two and Joseph F. Tufts were the farm owners, and James O. Curtis, treasurer, represented the turnpike, which for