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[p. 37] July 4, 1911, the writer witnessed the flight of an airplane over this same quarter, as did the great company assembled about ‘Somerville field.’ Contrast this last occasion with the night vigil of Gov. John Winthrop, only a few rods away, on October 11, 1630, if you will. Contrast the horseless carriage, or ‘steam buggy,’ first seen in Boston streets in 1866, with the uncounted automobiles that pass over the Mystic Valley parkway in this other corner of Medford and Somerville, think of what may, ere long, be in the air over it, and—finish this story at some later date.

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