[p. 30] the names of those over twenty years and add a liberal percentage for the children. On that desolate tract of 1870 stand four churches and there has been another. The business life of the West End is there well represented. Our veteran grocer Ober still does business at the old stand in Mystic Hall. Blacksmith Dinsmore still shoes horses, between two big public garages, and the various lodges are housed in the Sagamore building. As we write this we find that only four persons now reside on this west side of the railroad that were there when we came in 1870, and perhaps not more than eight on the eastern side in West Medford. It is a pleasant section of our city in which to live because of its growth and the people that have made it such. We trust we have done our part with them. In this story we have only dealt with the earlier years. Another village, the Hillside, has grown ‘this side the track,’ another of two hundred houses on the Brooks estate and more coming.
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