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No excuse is necessary for suspending the regular issue of this publication to commemorate an event like this. The regular features of this magazine will be resumed with our next issue. This is a Prospect Hill number. For the abstract of the exercises and addresses of the dedication we are indebted to the Somerville Journal. Promptly at 2 o'clock, Thursday, October 29, 1903, to the music of the band and a salute from the gun of the naval brigade, Mrs. Lilla E. Arnold, of 28 Vinal avenue, unfurled a handsome new American flag from the top of the observatory. Mrs. Arnold is a direct descendant of Captain Jonathan Poole, who was ‘the standard bearer of the first flag designed and floated by the colonists in America,’ about 1658. The flag was presented to, the city by Prospect-hill Chapter, Daughters of the Revolution, of Somerville. After a selection by the band, prayer was offered by Rev. J. Vanor Garton, pastor of the West Somerville Baptist Church.
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