growing city of Boston there came a market for milk, and the business increased accordingly.
The wagon business felt its influence, also, and Medford-built milk wagons were in demand, because of their excellent and thorough workmanship.
Mr. Francis Wait, now over fourscore years, tells much of interest and of his own experience in the business over sixty-five years ago.
Mr. Joseph E. Ober, the veteran grocer of West Medford, was formerly in the milk business, and tells of his route, whicJ. E. Ober may have succeeded Mr. Milliken. Mr. Ober sold out to Lockhart & Munsey; and there was T. H. Nourse, who also came from the Foot of the Rocks; also a Mr. Hobbs.
These were the advance guard of the present army of local milkmen.
In Mr. Wait's reminiscences, which follow, there is ample opportunity to read between the lines by comparison with present-day methods, remembering that the first railroad train passed through Medford only ten years before his driving milk wagon, and that t