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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., History told by names of streets. (search)
lege field has migrated to the acres in the form of the concrete block foundations. Some store-building syndicate has erected its structure on Main street, and the Church Extension Society located on a strategic point the temporary chapel of St. John's Church. Across the way, where once was Isaac Royall's farmhouse, not many years since was the Mystic trotting park. Blocks of stores, garage and dwellings now line its new streets. These bear the names of former proprietors and turfmen — Wright, Willis, Bonner, Golden and Trott. Hicks avenue leads to the later Combination park and perpetuates its projector's name. Dexter street recalls a former owner, and in the corner of the city are another owner's children's names — Joseph, Lewis, Edward and Henry. Away back in 1845 Edward Hastings and Samuel Teel laid out the land on either side High street from the Woburn road to the Lowell railroad. A plan of the same has recently come to the Historical Society on which one reads, offe
may be found a view and description of same; also in an earlier issue of the Medford Mercury. In the reports of Metropolitan Park Commission are maps showing its various takings in Medford along the river and in the rocky woodland of the Fells. On the latter, various localities like old silver mine and others are shown, but we look in vain thereon for the Od Man of the Fells (Register, Vol. XV, frontispiece). To the Water Department report (1893) is attached a map of the vicinity of Wright's pond. We thought we saw on this, at the proper location, the words Indian Profile, but a reading glass only showed the same to be but topographical shading marks. Later reports contain half-tones, showing the dam and water tower in construction; and on page 200 of Medford Reports, 1898, is a fine view of the completed works, which were for a time the high service of Medford's water system, now a thing of the past and partially removed. The town records show that as long ago as 1738 a
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., Medford committee on Public Safety. (search)
entire country sprang into activity, and entered eagerly into ways and means for preparedness. The nation went into one vast committee of the whole, subdivided into national, state, city, town, village, and hamlet branches. These organizations bore the expressive and comprehensive title of Committee on Public Safety. Medford's committee was organized in April, 1917. The general committee was composed of three hundred and twenty-five members, with an executive committee of nine. Mr. Irwin O. Wright was elected chairman and much of the successful work of the committee has been due to his wise patience and tactful judgment. The following sub-committees were created: finance, co-ordination of aid societies, food production and conservation, publicity, hygiene and medicine, transportation, home guard, recruiting. All work is done under the following declaration: The declared purpose is to serve the people of Medford in all matters incident to the war that do not come within th