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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28., One hundred and fiftieth anniversary of patriot's day. (search)
hool children and ten thousand people gathered for the occasion about the old home of Captain Isaac Hall. As usual (in recent years) a cavalryman, representing Paul Revere, rode over the bridge into Medford town with his escort. Later came the mayor of Boston, with General Pershing, who inspected the Medford Minute Men of today. nds. The few Grand Army men left to us turned out, true to the colors, as ever, as well as their associates, and the Legion. A Medford girl read the Ride of Paul Revere; America and Star Spangled Banner were sung, and the mayor made the brief address which we present. Then the rider started, and was followed to Lexington by thel. There was a Sioux Indian chief upon his broncho (Sergeant Brewster), a feature not in Captain Hall's old command. All present houses which were there when Revere rode by were marked for the occasion with a placard by the city messenger, directed by a committee of the Historical Society. Medford did herself proud that day.
the town of 1775, has become Medford, the city of our day. In our midst stand, like sentinels through the changing years, houses that saw the dawn of that April nineteenth. We gather in the presence of this venerable house. Here at the door, Paul Revere gave the first alarm on that ride through the night. From this house, while Revere dashed on up the country road to join Dawes in Lexington, the word of alarm spread through the town. It echoed through the night with the clanging of the belRevere dashed on up the country road to join Dawes in Lexington, the word of alarm spread through the town. It echoed through the night with the clanging of the bell in the steeple of the meeting house just beyond us up the street. It sped through the darkness with the unknown horseman who galloped from Medford to Malden. From along the roads that crossed at the Square they gathered where we stand. Near here the company formed, and before the sun rose, marched off into that day and into history. Long years have passed since those Minute Men of Medford went up the road into the first battle of the Revolution. In the later days of that grim struggle o
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28., Medford and her Minute Men, April 19, 1775. (search)
fast than its master, greets us today as it greeted Revere in that early morning hour. Across the Mystic, aWeirs, into Menotomy and on toward Lexington. So Paul Revere came into Medford, and so, lost in the moonlight ute Men who trooped up the road to Menotomy where Paul Revere had passed at midnight, nine bore the name of Tufched off under the waning moon, pressing on after Paul Revere? It was about half-past 10 in the evening of A's rations and thirty-six rounds of ammunition that Revere started from the Charlestown shore, mounted on Deacd. It was the two British officers who intercepted Revere on his intended route to Cambridge that caused him n left the Charles river behind them. By that time Revere was in Lexington, and one hour earlier than that Meboats of the Somerset, which swung in the tide as Paul Revere, the night before, passed under its shadow? Onnd present. Corey, History of Malden. Farrington, Paul Revere and his famous ride. Bolton, Letters of Hugh Earl
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