e on Main street be called the Cradock Bridge, and that the new bridge running from South street to High street be called Winthrop Bridge, in honor of early settlers.
A motion was carried to call the new bridge at West Medford the Usher bridge.
This latter is that connecting Harvard avenue with River street in Arlington, then West Cambridge.
We only wish that Editor Morgan had stated whether this action was in honor of an early settler and owner of the Royall house (Lieutenant-Governor Usher) or the more recently well-known citizen who was doubtless present at town meeting.
The next article was of special interest, for after several ballots, by a vote of 52 to 38, the selectmen were instructed to enforce the law imposing a tax on dogs.
The selectmen were also directed to dispose of the old schoolhouse lot near the residence of Rev. Charles Brooks.
This was up Woburn street (opposite where is now the Sarah Fuller home), and had been purchased when the first West
ly, only fourteen lines, but gives a view of the terminal station on Main street that is of interest.
Thirty years later Usher's history devoted two pages to the subject.
Of this but fourteen lines, mostly a reproduction of the former, are textualrtain.
In Medford Past and Present (Medford Publishing Co., 1905), Mortimer E. Wilber mentions the Branch, quotes from Usher and gives the names of the (then) station agents, with date of appointment and their four likenesses in group.
In the Br Medford Past and Present, which in turn agrees with the total estimate given by Surveyor Hayward and quoted in detail by Usher (see p. 73). Mr. Hayward's report consists first of an estimate of cost, not including land or damage to real estate, $2rd turnpike. Mr. Hayward placed his report before Messrs. Bishop, Lawrence and others, the corporators of the railroad (Mr. Usher says a committee of citizens employed him), closing thus
The distance to Boston by the northern route is thirty-two
s been made in the Register of fine gardens of a later date belonging to well-known families that were justly celebrated.
Some exist today, and in many small gardens fine flowers and fruits have been grown for many years by those who have been unknown save locally, and yet have been deeply interested in gardening.
Medford has had honor conferred upon her by two well-known residents through their interest in horticulture.
Captain Joshua T. Foster
For an account of Capt. J. T. Foster see Usher's History of Medford, page 487. produced an excellent peach called Foster Seedling, and Charles Sumner Jacobs originated a fine apple named Jacobs Sweet.
These fruits originated in Medford, were extensively grown at one time and were highly esteemed.
Change is the fashion of the day, and they have been superseded by others, yet for real merit they were unsurpassed.
The secretary of our State Agricultural Board writes me some nurserymen today carry the Foster peach, and that he knows of se