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[p. 14] lived, and which similarly got the name from a grove or bower of trees. Harvard avenue was the West Medford way to the college, as was Harvard street before mentioned from South Medford. Circuit street is a circuitous route from Bower, beside the railroad, and to Bower again.

Within a few years a real estate trust has, on the Francis Brooks estate, opened Jackson, Woodland and Newton roads, Kilgore, Pitcher, Johnson and Tyler avenues (all names of the company), and has preserved the Brooks monument to Sagamore John at Sagamore avenue and place. Ravine road and Lakeview are thus appropriately named.

In this article we have covered mainly the South and West Medford sections, with less than one hundred names. To mention the names, with why and wherefore, is merely to skim the surface of the subject. The reclamation of waste places, construction of passable roads, with their arteries of water and gas, nerves of electricity, and intestinal sewers, has been a work of years of private enterprise and public cost. Still the work goes on, even though the town pump, the original radial center, is gone, unknown to the present and only remembered by the oldest inhabitants.

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