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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., Wood's dam and the mill beyond the Mystic. (search)
Wood's dam and the mill beyond the Mystic. by Moses W. Mann. In the summer of 1870, the writer, then a new-comer to Medford, first heard mention of the destruction of Wood's dam, which was situated below the island, a few rods down-stream from Wear bridge. His informant was a reputable citizen, evidently in little sympathy with the doings, as he remarked that some young fellows, who hadn't anything to do but row pleasure boats, were the destroyers, and added, there was some poetry (?) in the papers about it. As the incident created considerable excitement at the time, and as public opinion was somewhat divided in relation to it, the present account is written. There had been at that locality a small mill, operated by the receding tide, from a time almost immemorial. Rev. Charles Brooks, in writing the history of Medford, published in 1855, said, There was a mill a short distance below Wear Bridge, but who built it, or how long it stood, we have not been able to disco
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., A pioneer railroad and how it was built. (search)
A pioneer railroad and how it was built. by Moses Whitcher Mann. [Read before the Medford Historical Society, April 20, 1908.] NEAR the close of the Eighteenth Century a certain English physician (Dr. Darwin), in a burst of fancy, or was it prophecy, wrote:— Soon shall thy arm unconquered steam, afar Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car; Or on wide waving wing expanded bear The flying chariot through the fields of air,— Fair crews triumphant, leaning from above, Shall wave their fluttering kerchiefs as they move, Or warrior bands alarm the gaping crowd, And armies shrink beneath the shadowy cloud. Several years ago it was my pleasure to read before this society a paper upon an Eighteenth Century Enterprise, and to call therein especial attention to the attempt made to utilize the power of steam in dragging the slow barges along the placid waters of the Middlesex Canal in 1818-19. Before the first steamboat had made its trips in Boston Harbor, a steam canal bo
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., Medford Historical Society. (search)
t, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer. Standing committers. Publication. Miss Ella L. Burbank, Chairman. George S. T. Fuller. Miss Annie E. Durgin. Moses W. Mann. Miss Helen T. Wild. frank S. Gilkey. Membership. Elisha B. Curtis, Chairman. Edward C. Ellis. Mrs. Ellen M. Gill. Charles R. Byram. Mrs. Julia W. Dalrymple. Papers and Addresses. Henry E. Scott, Chairman. Miss Agnes W. Lincoln. Moses W. Mann. Mrs. Louise G. Delong. Alfred R. Winter. Historic Sites. Moses W. Mann, Chairman. Miss Ella L. Burbank. Leonard J. Manning. Frederick H. Kidder. Francis A. Wait. Charles N. Jones. Genealogy. George S. DeMoses W. Mann, Chairman. Miss Ella L. Burbank. Leonard J. Manning. Frederick H. Kidder. Francis A. Wait. Charles N. Jones. Genealogy. George S. Delano, Chairman. Rev. Clarence L. Eaton. Miss Eliza M. Gill. Miss Hetty F. Wait. Mrs. James E. Cleaves. Heraldry. Charles B. Dunham, Chairman. William A. Thompson. John Albree. Orrin E. Hodsdon. Library and collection. Miss Agnes W. Lincoln, Chairman. Wm. Cushing Wait. Miss Mary E. Sargent. Benjamin F. Fe
ell & Churchill, Boston; the others show the excellent and careful work of our townsman, J. C. Miller, Jr. The preparation of the illustrations has been mainly the work of Mr. Eddy; though thanks for the use of cuts are due in a few cases to others. During ten years, Messrs. C. H. Loomis, Walter H. Cushing, Will C. Eddy and Miss Helen T. Wild were successively editors. By their able work, a reputable position among kindred publications has been reached. Mr. David H. Brown succeeded Miss Wild, and the issue of January, 1908, was edited by him. After his death Mr. Moses W. Mann was chosen as his successor. With the work of nearly two years before our patrons, the present incumbent bespeaks co-operation in the line of increased circulation and contribution of short articles relative to Medford in recent years, now rapidly growing remote. We desire that the thirteenth volume may in no wise be unlucky, but prove of worth for reference and a welcome visitor to home and library.