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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 18., Pine and
Pasture Hills and the part they have Contributed to the development of Medford. (search)
Pine and Pasture Hills and the part they have Contributed to the development of Medford. Introductory note. Immediately after the issue of the January register, the editor received the following: Now comes your very useful record of High street in 1870; it reawakens my interest. . . . I send these papers in the hope of stirring up the curiosity of Mr. Hooper, yourself, or some other. One of the papers is:— Wanted, I. A contour sketch of the tract bounded as below—as nature left it, say, in 1630 to 1635: E—by line of Governors lane. S—by river. W-by line of Library lot. N-by the crest, [i.e., of the hill]. Wanted, II. A history of the Medford industry in dark granite and red gravel. The papers received contain a series of queries, raised by a careful reading and review of The Ford at Mistick, by J. H. Hooper, Vol. IV, p. 1, register. One paragraph of the papers sent, is:— Medford was a spectacle town. A very high, bulky and red nos
In the interest of Accuracy. There should have been mentioned on page 2 of this volume, a two story gambrel roofed house standing end to High street between the Governor Brooks house and the big tree. This house was afterward removed to Mystic avenue. Also on page 22, the fire engine house should have been located between the cottage painted straw color and the old Grace church. We hope some time to present a series of old photos of this locality subsequent to 1870. Since our last issue the ruined house next Mystic street (page 18) has been taken down and is no longer a blot on the scene. editor.