We have heard of but few such.
Two were on the Andover turnpike
, now Forest street and Fellsway.
Who knows if any were placed on the Medford turnpike
, now Mystic avenue?
We were recently called to view one of these, on the easterly side of the way near Spot Pond
It is of dark stone, like Medford
granite, with one smooth face, and near its top is painted, in dark color, ‘M. 2 ms.’
Its location proved to be the second mile from Medford square.
Mr. Arthur Rice
became interested in its preservation and offered to pay the expense of moving backward if needful.
The park commissioners have decided that it may remain in its original position.
We are informed that the same gentleman secured the preservation of the fourth mile-post near Marble street in Stoneham
, and will replace the third, which the Stoneham
., the workmen on the highway), removed and built into a culvert some years since.
It would be eminently fitting if the first mile-stone could be replaced by the Medford
people, as it was removed some years since.
It would be a reminder of the old highway, built by corporate investment, and maintained by tolls exacted from the travelling and business public, but which in later years became one of the most beautiful streets of the city, one that gives easy access to our beautiful Middlesex Fells.