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ember 21.—The Spark that Kindled the Revolution. Charles G. Chick, Esq., president of Hyde Park Historical Society. January 18.—Some Old Medford Houses and Estates. Published in current number of Register. Illustrated. Mr. John H. Hooper. February 15.—Old-Time Furniture. Illustrated. Mr. H. M. Begien. March 21.—(Annual Meeting.) The Old South Historical Society. Miss Katherine H. Stone. April 18.—Meeting-House Brook and the Second Meeting-House. Illustrated. Mr. F. H. C. Woolley. May 16.—West Medford in 1870. Mr. Moses W. Mann. Saturday evening course. December 5.—Ancient and Modern Middlesex. Hon. Levi S. Gould, of Melrose. February 6.—The Trial of Rebecca Nourse from its legal and historical standpoints. Marshall P. Thompson, Esq., of Boston. March 5.—West Medford, 1855 to 1860. Mr. Arthur G. Smith, of Malden. April 2.—Scotch Poetry. Mrs. W. K. Watkins, of Malden. May 7.—The Ancient Warfare between Fire and Ice in Medford.
ere was a small building left on the place on Canal street. It had but one room, where an insane person was kept—Nathaniel Crowell, commonly called Nat Crow. It had one window with iron bars. It would seem in those days insane people were looked on as criminals, and treated worse. The boys secured this building, had a door cut in it large enough to run the engine into, and, it seems, fastened by a staple, as one day we were surprised to see a poster which read— Mystic no. 4. Five dollars Reward. The above sum is offered for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who entered the above Co's engine house by drawing the staple on the night of the 19th inst. Per order Arthur G. Smith, Clerk. John Hebden, Foreman. I cannot recall any fire they attended, as that was tabooed. I have said it was short-lived. Alas! they could not raise money enough to clear off the debt, and the tub was claimed by the builder, who was also the foreman. Jennie S. Brigh
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., In another corner of Medford. (search)
opening of the nineteenth century, somewhat by the influence of Medford men and Medford capital, there came one of those artificial features the amateur artist tried to portray, the old waterway known as the Middlesex canal. It passed through Mr. Smith's domain in Medford, across the Charlestown marsh, over and beyond the river into Medford again. This is the first physical change we note in this other corner of Medford. The enterprise in its entirety was, for the time, a great undertaking.s product was to have been wrapping paper, and old newspaper stock was to have been utilized by some new process. After a time the Lee Cycle Co. occupied the eastern corner, but moved away before accomplishing any results. Next, came Holmes & Smith, establishing the West Medford Laundry, but after a few months moving into other quarters. Then an automobile shop which got no further than the experimental stage. That business was then in its infancy; horseless carriage it was then called, a