Gregg in the grocery business.
Medford in 1847.
[The following paper was read by Mr. Charlers.
From its ashes the Swan arose in 1855.
In 1847, Medford and the model city of Boston alike hadn 1848.
The recompense of the lady teachers in 1847 ranged from $143 (grammar assistants) to $312 ( received but $104. Within a few years prior to 1847 the distinguished educators, A. B. Magoun, B. Flly, and their first printed report was made in 1847.
Notwithstanding the few blots here shown up
Medford spent for schools in 1846, $3,922; in 1847, $4,515, and in 1852, $5,428. Its population in 1847 was about 3,400, and in 1852, about 4,300.
From 1802, when Thatcher Magoun, though its value had greatly diminished before 1847, yet in that year $253 were paid to the town fo F. E. Foster & Co., was simply a grist mill in 1847, and was run by Gershom Cutter.
All the aboves them to have ceased before the winter of 1846-7, and to have given the monopoly of passenger tra[2 more...]
little staff of twelve—I passed over this Jordan,— the Jordan of trial and obscurity — in 1841, and now I am become four bands.
The days of hand engines. By Mr. Charles Cummings.
The steam fire engine did not come to Medford till 1861.
In 1847 the town owned four hand engines and one hook and ladder carriage with its appropriate apparatus.
These were all located near the centre, as the outskirts had but few buildings to be protected.
There was one dwelling house only at Wellington, on of the Magoun shipyard till a new house was built for it in 1850 on Park street. The hook and ladder carriage remained under the Town Hall till the new house on High street was built.
The engines were manned by companies of thirty or more.
In 1847 there were ninety-six firemen who received as remuneration five dollars each and the abatement of their poll tax.
On hearing a fire alarm the members would rush for the tub, and the two or three first arriving would start the machine, which, mo<