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Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, Historical Sketch of the old Middlesex canal. (search)
Historical Sketch of the old Middlesex canal. By Herbert Pierce Yeaton. [Concluded.] the canal began at Middlesex Village, on the Merrimac river in the town of Chelmsford, and was lifted through a connected flight of three locks, passing under the main street over an aqueduct across the brook-near which are some quaint oldfor contemplation. In the now quiet hamlet, where trade was once active and manufacturing kept many busy, still stands the office of the collector of the old Middlesex canal. It is a very small structure, and in very good repair, and is surrounded by traces of the enterprise that called it into being. (A few rods away to the nore Boston & Maine. The latter stands like a sentry, as it were, forbidding the corpse of the old canal it has slain to rise again; yet, even in death, the old Middlesex canal is remembered by its ancient friend, the Merrimac, whose waters ebb and flow in a narrow culvert connecting the river with the shrub-grown valley which marks
as abandoned. The next house was the Adams house, built for the son of Joseph Adams, of Winter Hill. This house is more than a hundred years old, and to it the Lady Superior and thirty scholars fled for protection on the night of the burning of the Ursuline Convent, August, 1834. On the same side of the street and next below lived the family of Mr. Griffin. He was a brickmaker, and in the next house was a family by the name of Torrey. From Main street the boats running on the old Middlesex canal could be plainly seen passing to and fro in summer, while in winter the canal was the resort of skaters from quite a distance. What stagnation in business must have ensued when navigation was suspended on that great highway of commerce! There were no houses in 1840 between Walnut and Cross streets. Zzz These crossways were not then called streets, but were styled lanes. Thus Cross street was known as Three Pole Lane. There was a very old house with a sloping roof on the corner
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, The teaching of local history in the public schools (search)
l Revere's ride. Battle of Lexington and Concord. (Route through Somerville.) (Fighting on Somerville soil.) Battle of Bunker Hill. Siege of Boston. (General plan of fortification.) (Somerville's fortifications.) (Memorial battery on Central Hill.) (Raising of first flag of Continental army.) (Quartering of Burgoyne's captured troops.) (Residences of generals, and other houses of note.) Growth of this portion of Charlestown. Prominent persons. Industrial and commercial life. (Middlesex Canal.) (Railroads, steam and street.) (Manufacturing enterprises.) Separation from Charlestown. Reasons. Date. Name and why selected. Somerville in the Civil War. Change from town government to city. Date, charters, seal. Mayors and a few other prominent officials. To this should be added a sketch of the educational history of the city, with a brief history of the particular school which the child attends, together with a brief account of the man whose name it bears, noting the
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