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on our north, and to agitate the subject. Spot Pond had been recommended for Boston's use by Dang that Malden had already voted to take from Spot Pond, and that Melrose probably would later. Iber meeting Medford voted to take water from Spot Pond, and elected Daniel W. Lawrence, Daniel A. G5 per cent. of the houses were supplied with Spot Pond water; at the end of the second year about 6ight be pumped back, into either Wright's or Spot Pond during the months of excessive flow, for stoding the reservoir and pumping stations, and Spot Pond. This supply is to be delivered to certain cause of so much litigation as the waters of Spot Pond. October 26, 1871, in order to avoid trousuits on record, too numerous to mention. Spot Pond was discovered by Governor Winthrop, as he rand there in it, which they therefore called Spot Pond. They went all about it on the ice. The ropolitan board have improved and beautified Spot Pond as well as made it an ideal reservoir, and [2 more...]
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 13., Ancient ammunition at an Altitude. (search)
Ancient ammunition at an Altitude. Not every day are cannon balls dug up in Medford, but several have been very recently. This starts a train of thought in itself curious, and naturally raises the query, How came they there? Medford people are well aware that near their eastern boundary, rising abruptly from Fellsway West, is a rocky ridge of wild land; and the numerous excursionists by the new trolley line to Spot Pond cannot have failed to notice the same, on which the signs Boulevard Heights are placed. This name is given to the locality by the present owners, who have laid out the tract for residential purposes and are building streets therein. Only the other day the road builders dug up the fragments of a cannon ball, but paid little attention thereto, and the cartload of earth into which they were thrown, was dumped somewhere in one of the new streets. Ere long, another was found, then two more thirty rods away; the former nearly three feet below the surface a