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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 114 0 Browse Search
The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 112 0 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 94 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 40 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 24 0 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 18 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 18 0 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 12 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 10 0 Browse Search
The picturesque pocket companion, and visitor's guide, through Mount Auburn 8 0 Browse Search
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mely Cambridge, Watertown, Charlestown, Boston, Roxbury and Dorchester, by act of 1642, were to constitute a part of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College. The inhabitants were vested with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties other corporate towns were subject to in this commonwealth. They were to hold a proportion of property owned in common—to pay arrears of taxes, to support their proportion of poor, to support their proportion of the old bridge over Charles River between the First and Third Parishes of Cambridge, The Third Parish of Cambridge, now Brighton District. to pay state and county taxes. The act had force June 1, 1807. A justice was to issue a warrant directed to some freeholder of said town of West Cambridge, notifying and warning the inhabitants thereof to meet at such time and place as appointed in said warrant, for choice of town officers.—Mass. Special Laws, IV. 88. Part of Charlestown was annexed to West Cambridge, Feb.
, England—she, Mary Annesley, formerly Mary Cooke, wrote letter to Edward Collins, that she had lately married a younger brother of her mother, Sept. 12, 1681 (court files).—See Paige, 397-98, 513, 623, 653; Wyman, 22, 235. The History of the Reed Family, by J. W. Reed, p. 39, states, There was a Dr. Samuel Read of Stafford in England, who, in 1646 (1636?), furnished one Cook with funds to build a gristmill in Cambridge, Mass, and took a mortgage of the same. Whether this mill was on Charles River, or on a small stream which is in West Cambridge, I have no knowledge; but it was a great enterprise for those days, and controlled the location of highways in that section. The mill was certainly that belonging to Colonel George Cooke, and long known as Cutter's, near West Cambridge—now Arlington—Centre. And the stream is the same that flows from the Great Meadows in Lexington, through the present Arlington, into Mystic Pond, near the head of the Mystic River. The privilege is at
Parish in Cambridge, together with the petitioners now inhabitants of the town of Charlestown, with their estates, be incorporated into a District; they paying their proportionable part towards repairing and maintaining the Great Bridge over Charles River in like manner as now obliged (the inhabitants of the said Second Parish being allowed their proportional part of the advantage of the lands granted for that purpose); provided also, that the town of Charlestown forever hereafter be exempted ington found every house on the road deserted. The militia were engaged in the distant conflict, and the main body of the detachment met no opposition in Cambridge, beyond the removal of the planks from the Great Bridge at the passage of the Charles River. These not being removed altogether, but piled by the bridge, were speedily replaced, and caused the main body little delay. But the wagon-train carrying the provisions and supplies for the troops was detained so long by this occurrence, th
s have been thus greatly improved, who could have anticipated that the water surface of the ponds would be made more valuable than even the best lands near! Capacious ice-houses had already been constructed, sufficient to supply a stock for a year in advance, should a year happen in which no ice was formed. The Boston ice business was first commenced with Fresh Pond, and, about 1835, numerous teams were employed to transport the ice four to six miles to the city and to the wharves on Charles River. This business suggested, about the time of the construction of the Lowell Railroad, a railway to Fresh Pond for the cheaper and quicker transportation of ice. Out of this Fresh Pond Railway grew the Fitchburg Railroad, whose extensions, in 1847, were in one direction to Greenfield, and another over the Cheshire Hills, with the view of reaching Burlington, Vt. Branching off by the shores of Spy Pond, another track of the railroad was extended through the village of West Cambridge, t