s present shape in 1892; its care and maintenance is now a charge to the city of Medford and the town of Arlington.
Gravelly bridge is located in Salem street over Gravelly creek, and as the flow of the tide at that point was sufficient to prevent the passage of teams at high water it is more than probable that the first bridge over this creek must have been built in the early days of the settlement of the town.
April 27, 1716, Deacon Thomas Willis, John Whitmore, Jonathan Tufts, Ebenezer Brooks, and John Willis were chosen a committee to view and consider what method may be most proper for the repairing of Gravelly bridge, and to report at the next meeting.
June 11, 1716, the town voted to raise five pounds to repair the meeting-house and mend Gravelly bridge; in 1751 the town voted to rebuild Gravelly bridge with stone.
The bridges over Marble or Meeting-house and Whitmore brooks in High street were by order of the town rebuilt of stone in 1803; these bro
Hezekiah Blanchard, Jr.,
John Le Bosquet,
Rev. David Osgood (Chaplain),
Lt. Jonathan Porter,
Thomas Savels or Sables,
Maj. Samuel Swan (received title after close of war),
Samuel Tufts, 3d,
Corp. James Tufts, Jr.,
Unknown soldiers, probably from New Hampshire or Maine, who died in Medford during siege of Boston.
Mr. John H. Hooper, whose portrait appears in this number of the Register, and whose article on the bridges in Medford will be found of valuable interest, is a recognized authority on the landmarks and boundary lines of Medford, his knowledge and experience having been gained by many years' connection with town affairs.
He was for ten years a member of the Board
above mentioned must have been the southerly point of Rock hill, on the opposite side of the river.
The Rev. Mr. Smith's house stood on land at the corner of North and Auburn streets.
The Charlestown records also give a description of two landing-places, on the south side of the river, owned by that town.
There is a piece of land, about one-half an acre belonging to the town for a landing or fishing place on Medford River, which is bounded as follows, viz.: on land formerly of Mr. Jonathan Tufts, now Brigadier Royall's, measuring from the road at the east end, back to the river, northerly 8 rods: from said east end along the road to a stake, measuring 24 rods westerly; and from said stake northerly to the river is two rods, all straight lines.
The location of this piece of land is west of and adjoining the estate of Mr. Chandler on South street, and it was the southerly end of the ford.
There is a watering place belonging to the town lying on Medford river, bounded as fo