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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., The pump in the market place; and other water supplies of Medford, old and modern. (search)
urveyors were ordered to remove the pump at the head of Mystic avenue, and April 30, 1877, the board ordered the removal of the pump in front of the Hyde estate on Main street, and the filling up of the well. The action of the town in filling up these three wells shows they were town property, but the date of the digging of them is shrouded not perhaps in mystery, but in obscurity. From the well-known position he takes in regard to the location of the Cradock house, it is natural that John H. Hooper should suggest that the well in the market place was dug and used by Matthew Cradock's agents. For the convenience they were to the public the town may have kept some private pumps and wells in repair, for July 13, 1868, the committee on Pump near Washburn's Store reported the same could be repaired at small expense. Washburn's store was on the northwest corner of Salem and Park streets. It was voted the repairs be made and a cup and chain be procured also, a Bill of sale of same fo