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     There's a Medford in Wisconsin,
And there's also one in Maine,
     And in Maryland for Medford
We do not look in vain.

Even Oklahoma
     Boasts a Medford of her own,
But about one in Arkansas
     Nothing here is known.

In Minnesota and New Jersey,
     And in Oregon as well,
Still we find the name of Medford,
     Still we find its mystic spell.

The famous vintage “Medford”
     Is known from shore to shore,
Carried in our Mystic ships
     In the good old days of yore.

A city eighteen ninety-three,
     We started it on its way.
At the end of a quarter of a century,
     We are here to celebrate the day.

But there's only one real Medford,
     Which in all ways can surpass
All the many other Medfords,
     Here's a health to Medford, Mass.

Alderman Cushing's subject was the “Board of 1893” , and the survivors have now no excuse for not making a record, as he presented each with an up-to-date fountain pen. Next Councilman Loomis read

Then and now.

The passing years no halting know,
But onward hold their even way;
No protest or regret from man
Has any power to make them stay.
So we who met in Ninety-Three
With problems deep and hard to strive,
Look back tonight on by-gone years,
And count them, twenty-five.

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