A letter and program of celebration was received from the Annapolis, N. S., Historical Society.
A finely executed book of their anniversaries was later received.
The president then announced the subject of the evening, The visit of Myles Standish and his party to the site of Medford on September 21, 1621, and called Miss Atherton, who read an extract from the oration of Charles Sprague (Boston, July 4, 1825), The Disappearing American Indian.
The president then spoke on Indian trails described.
This was also given in the current issue of the register.
The president then called attention to a large framed lithograph hanging at the right of the chair.
It was published in 1873 and is now very rare.
It is the March of Myles Standish, and was loaned to the society by Mr. Mann the next speaker called upon, who reviewed the story just read in the original.
He traced the march of the Pilgrim band from their landing place, where Charlestown was yet to be, in armes up through
ian Rev. Charles Brooks, The Delta.
It is really the beginning of Medford's park system.
The exercises of dedication, attended by a vast throng, though weather conditions were adverse, were well carried out and reported by the local press.
The addresses by military and college officers dealt with the brief career of the young soldier, and our mayor's, which we have presented, with the historic significance of the place.
One noteworthy incident, however, he did not mention.
Captain Myles Standish with eight of his valorous army led by their Indian guide came here, to the house of Nanepashemit, wherein being dead he lay buried on September 21, 1621.
This was the first white man's coming ere Medford began.
And another: that just across the street, facing Woburn road was the house of Golden Moore, purchased by Thomas Brooks in 1660, and occupied by his son, Caleb Brooks, on his coming to Medford in 1679, and torn down by his grandson Samuel, just a century later.
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