‘High street at Governors avenue is twenty-five feet above Boston base (about eighteen above the normal level of present river at Armory bridge), and the bend in Grand View avenue, rear of Historical building, sixty-one feet, is forty-five feet higher.’Judging by the ‘crest’ along Governors avenue (between Terrace road and Cedar), it was probably then much higher than now. Mr. Stetson came to a wise conclusion in saying ‘a man had to get rich,’ etc., to ‘excavate Pasture hill.’ Steam shovels and dynamite were unknown in those early days, and it certainly was ‘some job’ to ‘make the earth over,’ as has been done in this immediate quarter. It has been a gradual process, as some now living can remember. Now note another section of the ‘dump’ papers, which we present verbatim, and let any who can (with certainty) fill the blanks.
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