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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., In another corner of Medford. (search)
ns occupied the entire building, and the last seemed to be doing some business, when the property changed hands. The original chemical works had ceased operation, its plant was demolished and the cinder dump carted away to build sidewalks. About 1910 came the Stone, Timlow Company with an increasing leather business combined with that of wool. In 1912 the four-story brick factory (of mill construction), was erected, largely in Somerville. Some ten or a dozen feet of it are over in Medford al remain. But before this time, the Arlington-Lexington sewer was constructed through the ledge beneath the parkway, through the old canal bed, and across the marsh on pile and timber support, and siphons beneath the river below the bridge. In 1910 the Hillside section had a real estate boom, and the erection of two and three apartment houses, and one story store property went on apace. This continued until war-time, but ceased with prohibitive high cost of building. But one exception shou
ecorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion. He did this with the hope that it would be kept up from year to year. Already in some of the southern states the women had laid their flowers on the graves of the Confederate dead to show their devotion to the Lost Cause, but in the north there was no fixed date till 1868. In 1882 the Grand Army urged that May thirtieth be Memorial Day, not Decoration Day, as it had commonly been called. Since 1910 it has been a legal holiday in most of the states and territories. Memorial Day is something more than a decoration day. Every national day is a memorial day. Such days should teach us to feel more strongly our duty to our country. They should fill us with enthusiasm and love for our native land; they should bring home to us more vividly the sacrifices of our fathers, and should make us realize that upon us devolves the task of carrying on the work which they began. It has been said th
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