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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., In another corner of Medford. (search)
In another corner of Medford. Topographically speaking, Medford is a city of numerous corners—thirty-four, to be exact. Some are near busy highways, others in the rocky solitudes of Middlesex Fells; several are on the College hill slopes, while yet others are unseen by the eye of man in the river's bed and the depth of Mystic lake. For a more minute description of these angular localities the reader is referred to Vol. XVIII, page 90, of the Register, and for views of the same to the volume entitled Boundaries. Some years since, the Register, in Vol. XIII, page 97, described one of these corners in some detail, illustrating the same by a sketch of its physical features which a former Medford man had made in 1855, probably little thinking that years after he had passed on, it would attract attention. Twenty years before, with the same praiseworthy intent, another, doubtless and evidently a novice, attempted to portray another corner of Medford, which is the scene and sub