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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., In another corner of Medford. (search)
s destined to win on land, and some of the land is in this corner of Medford. One day, two horses slowly towed a canal boat up through Medford to the new town of Lowell which had arisen at the Pawtucket Falls of the Merrimack. That boat bore a new kind of freight, the various parts of the locomotive engine which the genius of Goed from Lorin L. Dame.) One day (June 24, 1835) a curious array of uncouth vehicles came trundling on the iron rails laid on those granite blocks all the way from Lowell to Boston. With much exercise of patience, men unused to such work had assembled at Lowell the various parts of that nondescript freight, and a new era of transiLowell the various parts of that nondescript freight, and a new era of transit and mode of travel was inaugurated. We use these words in order advisedly, as it is recorded that on the previous day, the mail was carried in this new way. Well, Uncle Sam's mail is supposed to have the right of way still. Whether called so then or not, compared with the all day canal ride of twenty-six miles this was certai