Medford was settled in 1630 by followers of John Winthrop. Enjoyed in her early years the patronage of Matthew Cradock. During the Revolution her soldiers fought under Washington. Favored in 1824 with a visit from the noble Lafayette. On to Lexington through Medford rode gallant Paul Revere. Recalls with pride the patriotic deeds of Sarah Bradlee Fulton. Devoted to the memory of her greatest son, John Brooks. Her history is replete with interest; her record is honorable. Into the Civil War she sent 769 Union soldiers. She has ever been foremost in the cause of education. The Keels of Medford-built ships have ploughed every sea. On the banks of the Mystic shipbuilding flourished seventy years. Responded with her ‘Minute men’ to the call in 1775. Indian Chief Nanepashemit lived on Rock Hill, 1615. Cradock House built in 1634 still stands in good condition. Admitted to have one of the finest High School Buildings. Lydia Maria Child born in house occupied by Historical Society. Saw her favorite son seven times Governor of Massachusetts. On College Hill stands Tufts College, opened in August, 1855. City charter adopted 1892; City Government organized January, 1893. In natural beauties of woods and hills is well favored. Enjoys the distinction of being a city of homes. That because when every one does something much is accomplished You should develop and cherish an interest in Medford history.