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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 304 304 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 50 50 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 48 48 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 41 41 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 25 25 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. 25 25 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 16 16 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 15 15 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 15 15 Browse Search
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taniels), Almira (Mrs. Austin), Catherine and Rebecca. Peter T. Adams (son of Squire Nathan), a farmer, lived at one time in the Willis house. He built and lived in what was the next house south therefrom. George E. Adams was later Division Superintendent of the Middlesex Horse Railroad in Medford, with stables in his barns. He drove the pioneer Sunday car into Boston. College Field, lying between Two-penny brook, the railroad and Harvard street, now intersected by streets bearing names of colleges, was, in 1870, the location of the Massachusetts Brick Company's works. Its sandy soil is now furnishing material for concrete blocks that are being widely distributed in Medford for house foundations. Preceding the brick making, in the ‘60s, this level plain had upon it a half-mile race track that antedated the mile track of Mystic Park. At times of races, railway trains made stops on the bridge over Harvard street, and barges were lined up below for passengers to the par
er in its interests. She died in Medford, after a long and useful life, on December 19, 1914. J. H. H. High street in 1870. A son and daughter of old Medford have furnished the register reminiscences of old Ship and Salem streets, two of the ry wooden building with the Coburn and another store was there as now, and the Town hall, as everybody knows, was there in 1870, in practically its present appearance. And here ended, or rather began, High street, over which the writer has since manne side and the Dutton dwelling on the other of the new Hillside avenue complete the residences built on High street since 1870. The old High School enlargement, the Telephone building, the two banks, and the Weymouth building (Tufts Hall) bring us a residential street, though one of our main arteries of travel. Twenty-one thousand people have come to Medford since 1870, but the increase has been little on High street. With the thought of presenting to the people of today a view of it as
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
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 18., In the interest of Accuracy. (search)
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.
they were not in the stock. But if they didn't know beans in stock, they did in the oven, for more than one hundred Medford housewives sent theirs prepared for baking on Saturday evening, and received a tin check therefor. The check number was chalked on the bean-pots, and the payment of ten cents secured the finished product for the Sunday breakfast and the beans went to the right spot. The writer remembers walking from his home a mile and a half away in his first year of housekeeping in 1870—a half loaf sufficed for two—and wrapped in that old-time brown paper kept his hands warm on the homeward journey; and it tasted good, too. Five hundred to one thousand loaves of bread daily was the usual amount made, reaching one thousand four hundred at one time. Five teams were on the road, and in the younger man's time shipments were made to New Hampshire and Maine. The local teams had regular routes and customers, and the baker's wagon's coming was heralded by the jingling of sleigh
pagoda, but some strange queries come to us at times, and some stranger assertions, the makers of which are at once in high dudgeon at our dissent or disapproval thereof. For instance, a daily paper of Boston asserts that the Middlesex canal passed close beside the railroad tracks at Tufts College station, and that the embankments were plainly visible—this six years since. Yes, embankments were then there in evidence, not of the canal, but of the works of the Massachusetts Brick Company of 1870. Again, we have had pointed out to us the bed and towpath of the same canal, near the Medford almshouse, by people who showed water as conclusive evidence. The facts are, that the canal's course was a mile away; their towpath was the road-bed of the defunct Stoneham Branch Railroad, and water accumulated in a depression beside it every spring. The old windmill tower on College avenue was said to be the entrance to an underground tunnel by which fugitive slaves escaped across the Canadi
he past two years have yielded little matter for our pages, the editorial labors have increased. This issue is therefore an Editorial number. We would be pleased to have the next a Contributors'. The kindly comments we have received during our eight years incumbency have been very encouraging, and the assistance of contributors to the fund of Medford history very material. Of these latter we say, May their tribe increase. There is a dearth of recorded history of Medford from 1840 to 1870, incidents of war time, and matters the revision of Brooks' history failed to notice. Send them to us. We have alluded on another page to the action of the Society relative to the register of the future. This increase of subscription price is absolutely necessary, as during its entire history its publication has been at a deficit that in some way had to be met from the treasury. Increased expenses in the management of the Society preclude such payment further, and the consensus of opini