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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Mr. Stetson's notes on information wanted. (search)
three other houses enumerated by Mr. Stetson still remain in excellent condition, the last being that of Captain Isaac Hall in 1775. On that historic morning, glorious for America, there was a clatter of hoofs in the village street, and here Paul Revere made a brief stop and aroused Captain Hall. Just inside the fence is a weather-worn block of Medford granite, on which is a bronze tablet stating the fact, placed there by the Sons of the Revolution in June, 1905. Since (and including) 1916, as a part of Patriots' Day celebration, a rider personating Paul Revere, with cavalry escort, stops at this house, which the present owner and occupant, Mr. Edward Gaffey, kindly opens for the occasion. Old High street is thronged while waiting his arrival and during the memorial exercises, which are always patriotic and interesting. Then the rider, amid the cheers of the multitude, sets off for old Menotomy. Mr. Stetson had (probably) not been in Medford since 1875, the centennial of Pat