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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 466 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. 392 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. 132 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) 67 1 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) 56 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 41 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 33 9 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 8, April, 1909 - January, 1910 22 2 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 22 0 Browse Search
William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1 16 0 Browse Search
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s of Charlestown, Boston, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Watertown. Among these places Boston was clearly marked forfor regarding it as in danger. The situation of Watertown was a little too far inland for convenience, but a position on Charles River somewhat lower than Watertown would be far less accessible to war-ships— either Engls forest ran the trail or path from Charlestown to Watertown, nearly coinciding with the crooked line Kirkland-pallysadoe aboute the Newe Towne. Here the men of Watertown protested, and refused to pay their share of the try to have resisted, did these village Hampdens of Watertown utter their memorable protest. In the summer ofartford, while the congregations of Dorchester and Watertown founded Windsor and Wethersfield. The exodus fromon. In 1754, the boundary between Cambridge and Watertown was carried westward about half a mile from its fol, who picked up the child of Goodman Jennison, of Watertown, and kissed and fondled it, and a few hours afterw
poration of Brighton and West Cambridge as separate townships, while as a slight compensation the area along the river west of Sparks Street was to be taken from Watertown and added to the jurisdiction of Cambridge. As we first view the town in 1750, there is much that is picturesque in the placid life of its inhabitants, who nu the First Parish claimed that if the petition were allowed, compensation should be made by adding to the parish a number of families residing in Charlestown and Watertown, who had for years attended public worship in Cambridge. In December, 1753, the question was again presented to the General Court, and again the petition for a separate precinct was dismissed. A petition made at the same time by the First Parish for the annexation to Cambridge of that portion of Watertown west of what we now know as Sparks Street, and south of Vassall Lane, extending to Fresh Pond, prevailed. The committee to whom it was referred reported, April 17, 1754, in its favor
hern bay which had kept Boston and Cambridge apart so long with the breadth of its waters and the wide stretches of its marshes and flats. These tide-covered lowlands skirted the town its entire easterly and southerly sides from Charlestown to Watertown, a distance of nearly five miles. More than a third in extent of what is now Cambridge was lapped by the spring-tides up to the beginning of the century. To the east a mile of lowlands lay between the town and the channel of the Charles. As lt Cambridge, between Craigie and West Boston bridges, fourteen hundred and sixty feet in length, and the entire Cambridge bank of the Charles from the westerly terminal of the esplanade under construction by the Embankment Company almost to the Watertown line, a distance of over three miles. The waste areas to the north of Main Street have also been slowly undergoing changes for the better. Of the intricate system of canals devised for the creation of the port that was to rival Boston, one
nder M. Hannum. If we recall the fact that soon after the first settlement of Cambridge, in the spring of 1631, it embraced a territory thirty-five miles in length, including the towns of Billerica, Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, Brighton, and Newton, we shall see that our area has greatly decreased, as the extreme length of our present territory is only four miles, and the total area about four thousand acres, in spite of the fact that by legislative acts of 1855 and 1880, portions of Watertown and Belmont were granted to Cambridge. It exalts our estimate of the earlier commercial importance of our city when we read that by an act of Congress approved January 11, 1805, it was enacted that Cambridge should be a port of delivery, and subject to the same regulations as other ports of delivery in the United States. The custom-house was never built, yet under the stimulus given to real-estate interests by this act, large tracts of land on Broadway were sold with the condition inse
men of Cambridge, who fell in defence of the liberty of the people, April 19th, 1775. Oh! what a glorious morning is this! In searching in 1870, to find the place of burial preparatory to erecting this monument, excavations were made along the northerly line of the grounds, and several skulls were found with bullet holes, showing where some of our killed at Bunker Hill were buried; but the grave of Colonel Thomas Gardner, a prominent citizen of Cambridge, a member of the Congress at Watertown with General Joseph Warren, is unknown. He was mortally wounded at Bunker Hill. The first official order of General Washington here, July 4, 1775, was for full military honors at his funeral that day. Near this locality is the grave of John Hughes, a young man who died and was buried among strangers. The inscription on the headstone reads: Beneath this tomb rests the remains of Mr. John Hughes, of Norwich in Connecticut. He died in his country's cause, July ye 25th, A. D. 1775, in
The public Library. William J. Rolfe, Litt. D. The Public Library had its origin in the Cambridge Athenaeum, which was incorporated in 1849 for the purpose of establishing a lyceum, library, reading-room, etc. The beginning of the library was made in 1855, when Mr. James Brown, of Watertown, bequeathed one thousand dollars to the institution, to be used in the purchase of books; but it was not until November, 1857, that the library was opened to the public. The next year (1858) the Athenaeum sold its building (afterwards used as a city hall) to the city, which obligated itself to contribute at least three hundred dollars a year, for fifty years, to the support of the library, and to maintain it forever for the benefit of the inhabitants of Cambridge. It now received the name of the Dana Library, in honor of Mr. Edmund T. Dana, who had given the land for the site of the Athenaeum building. Later Mr. Dana, by a codicil to his will, left fifteen thousand dollars for the increa
regation in the same locality; and the Church of the Sacred Heart, which is on the border of Cambridge, in that part of Watertown known as Mount Auburn. St. Peter's parish has a population of about twenty-five hundred people. The Parish of St. Manumbers. The New Church and Parish of the Sacred Heart, at Mount Auburn. This parish was taken from Cambridge and Watertown, and is bounded in Cambridge by Coolidge, Elmwood, Lexington, and Concord avenues. The church building is in Watertown,Watertown, but the larger portion of the congregation are inhabitants of Cambridge. On August 27, 1893, the corner-stone of this edifice was laid, the construction having been placed in charge of the Rev. Robert P. Stack, of Watertown. This church is not yeWatertown. This church is not yet completed, though services have been held there since January 1, 1894. After the decease of Father Stack, the Rev. Thomas W. Coughlin was appointed its pastor, and a parish was created January 1, 1896. Capacity, five hundred. Catholic populatio
es Everett, Isaiah Bangs, and S. P. P. Fay. Judge Fay declined to serve, and at a later meeting, March 31, Asahel Stearns was elected in his place. The bank was capitalized at $150,000, and the stock was taken by residents of Boston, Natick, Watertown, Brighton, Sudbury, and many of the towns of eastern Massachusetts, but the larger portion was placed in Cambridge. In 1833, shortly after the organization of the Charles River Bank, it was voted to reduce the capital stock to $100,000, and intural increase, and that, too, without drawing from the excellent national banks. The business comes from residents of Cambridge who have heretofore done their banking and had safety boxes in Boston, together with patrons drawn from Arlington, Watertown, Somerville, and other adjoining cities and towns. Interest is credited on daily balances. The Cambridge Savings Bank The Cambridge Savings Bank was incorporated April 2, 1834, under the name of the Savings Institution in the Town of Cam
nts of territory to. 8; its enormous dimensions, 8; curtailments, 8, 9, 14; annexes portion of Watertown, 9, 15; acquisitions from Charlestown, 9,15; lands bought from Indians, 10; meeting of synod a. Charles River Railroad, 399. Charlestown, 1; assembling of General Court at, 2; trail to Watertown, 3; General Gage removes powder from, 23; becomes a city, 54. Charlestown highway (Kirklandirst Parish, opposes a new parish south of the Charles, 15; petitions for a strip of land from Watertown, 15; petition granted, 15; wants a strip from Charlestown, 15; the strip annexed, 15; but doesen, John, 51. Paige, Rev. Lucius R., 276, 281, 284. Palisade at the New Town, 5, 8, 133; Watertown refuses to share the expense of building, 8; needed as a protection from wild beasts, 8. Pa8, 403. Water front, 4, 30. Water rates to manufacturers, 318. Water supply, 316 . Watertown, inconvenient situation of, 1; trail from, to Charlestown, 3; refuses to be taxed for the New