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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., Medford advertising in 1776. (search)
njamin Willard now of Medford watchmaker, advertised a farm of 70 acres in Grafton. After describing the property at length, the advertiser proceeds to say that said Willard has for sale, gold and silver Watches, crystals and mainsprings, some musical and spring clocks with neat Mahogany cases. He was a noted clockmaker whose work has long outlived him, and had recently come to Medford, but who can tell where his shop was located? On Jan. 11, a horse, strayed or stolen from Camp on Winter Hill Dec. 31, was advertised by Capt. James Norris, at Mr. Samuel Brooks's in Medford. On Mar. 14, the following, which we present verbatim, To be sold At the shop next to the hatter's in Medford, A few dozen caulking irons, stock locks, brass knob locks, block tin tea-pots, brass chaise nails, six penny brads, augers plaining irons, hunting whips, large pewter barons, brass cocks, crockery ware viz, plates, butterboats, tea-pots, sugar-bowls and a large tureen dish—— A variety of beav
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., The pump in the market place; and other water supplies of Medford, old and modern. (search)
s the last to disappear and gave way to the march of time, perhaps fifteen years ago, when the boulevard through Valley street was laid out and changes made as it came into Forest street. It was on the westerly side of Forest street, north of Kidder's hill, its water coming from Pine hill, the little stream called Gravelly creek. Some of these driveways were quite shallow, being used more for carriages to pass through than for watering cattle. They were located on Main street, foot of Winter hill; High street, foot of Marm Simonds' hill; another on High street near Canal street; one also at Weir bridge; a second over Gravelly creek on Salem street, near our present common; and one on Winthrop street near the estate of the late Peter C. Hall, commonly called Chardon Hall, whose dwelling-house is now the farm-house on Gen. S. C. Lawrence's estate. The streams thus utilized were Winter, Meeting-House, Whitmore brooks, in addition to Gravelly creek, before mentioned. When the in