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Milk Row School to 1849. from a paper read before the Somerville Historical Society, February 4, 1908. By Frank Mortimer Hawes. Those who have interested themselves in the history of Charlestown schools previous to 1842, as it has appeared in recent numbers of Historic Leaves, need not be told that the first recorded date which we have of a public school being established outside the Peninsula, on what is now Somerville soil, was in 1728. Unfortunately this statement can hardly be said to be substantiated until 1736, when the record is somewhat more explicit. But it will be safe to say, I think, that the Milk Row School, the only one in Somerville of that day, was established not far from 1730. A school a short distance beyond Alewife Brook, on Arlington soil, but drawing its scholars from a point as far south as the Old Powder House, may have been of an equal age; both were for instructing youth in reading, writing, and ciphering. It is not my intention to repeat what h