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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., A pioneer railroad and how it was built. (search)
on of $250 for the survey of a route from Boston to Lowell, which latter town had then a population of 6,000. ity for passenger transportation between Boston and Lowell in 1829 was a stage coach, going one day and return an all day journey from Lowell to Boston. Besides Lowell was nearly two miles distant from the terminal at Cerved. The new line was true to its name, boston & Lowell. The Middlesex Canal nearly traversed and was entire that it was shipped from Boston,—via the canal to Lowell. By a casual but fortunate meeting with a grandsontaining an account of the same. What would those Lowell railroaders say to the modern opening? This is whatill June 29, and was as follows. Boston and Lowell rail road. The cars will continue to run till further notice, as at present, viz. Leave Lowell at 6 A. M. and at 2 1/2 P. M. Leave Boston at 9 A. M. andrest. Lowell Railroad. The mail was brought from Lowell today for the first time on the railroad-time, one
The Bigelow family. Eliza M. Gill. Medford has a special interest in the honor bestowed on Prof. Abbott Lawrence Lowell, by his election to the Presidency of Harvard University, for among the many illustrious families from which he is descended, one goes back to a period of Medford's history when its members for many years occupied important positions in the civic and social life of the town. In 1806, Hon. Timothy Bigelow, son of the distinguished Revolutionary patriot Col. Timothy Bigon Park street, Boston, became the home of this Medford bride, and the site of it is now occupied by the Union Club, of Boston. She was married June 28, 1819, and her daughter Katherine Bigelow Lawrence married Augustus Lowell, whose son Abbott Lawrence Lowell has the honor to succeed Charles William Eliot as head of Harvard. Andrew, a brother of Katherine, after graduating from Harvard, entered the ministry and settled in Medford, succeeding Rev. David Osgood as pastor of the church in the