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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., Medford Historical Society. (search)
in F. Fenton. Leonard J. Manning. Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer. George S. T. Fuller. Recording Secretary. Miss Eliza M. Gill. Librarian and Curator. Miss Agnes W. Lincoln. Custodians of real estate. President, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer. Standing Committees. Publication. George S. T. Fuller, Chairman. Miss Annie E. Durgin. Miss Helen T. Wild. Moses W. Mann, Editor. H. N. Ackerman. Membership. C. Arthur Platts, Chairman. Elisha B. Curtis. Mrs. Ellen M. Gill. Abner H. Barker. Mrs. Julia W. Dalrymple. Mrs. Elsie R. Perkins. Mrs. H. A. C. Scott. Andrew F. Curtin. Papers and Addresses. Geo. W. Parsons, Chairman. Henry B. Doland. Mrs. Adelaide E. Cordis. Miss Alice E. Curtis. Mrs. Louise G. Delong. John H. Hooper. Percy S. Brayton. Miss Katharine H. Stone. Historic sites. Moses W. Mann, Chairman. Francis A. Wait. Miss Catharine E. Harlow. Miss Ella L. Burbank. Frederick H. Kidder. Charles N.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., The old ship-building days. (search)
The old ship-building days. [Excerpts from a talk given before the Medford Historical Society by Elisha B. Curtis, December 18, 1911, on Scenes Along the Mystic in the Early Fifties.] IN 1850 the population of Medford exceeded that of Maiden. Maiden then included both Melrose and Everett, known as North and South Maiden, respectively. Medford's population was then also larger than Somerville's, which now outnumbers us three or four to one. At that time Medford was in her palmiest days, having a great prestige through her ship-building industry following the discovery of gold, in 1849, on the Pacific coast. A few years later, however, it became evident that wooden vessels were passing, and this fact, together with other circumstances (such as the withholding of lands from the market, and our location on a spur track instead of a main line) will account for being outstripped in growth by these neighboring communities. There were three ship-yards on the south side of the ri
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 15., The Society's work-papers and Addresses--Sixteenth year, 1911-1912. (search)
The Society's work-papers and Addresses--Sixteenth year, 1911-1912. October 16.—A Summer in Germany and Austria. Rosewell B. Lawrence. November 20.—The Attempted Rescue of Anthony Burns. George C. Tate. December 20.—Along the Banks of the Mystic in the Fifties. Elisha B. Curtis. January 15.—Annual Meeting. Short Addresses by Officers of the Bay State Historical League. February 19.—The Walnut Tree Hill Division of the Stinted Pasture. John H. Hooper. March 18. The Postmasters of Medford. Irving B. Farnum. April 15.—Laws and Courts of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Frank E. Bradbury of Dedham. May 20.—Libby Prison. Charles W. Libby. Manual Training in the Medford Schools. Joseph T. Whitney. With this issue the Register closes its fifteenth volume. We have tried to make it a distinctively Medford work of interest and value, and trust that our effort has not been altoge