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The old bob-tail car. By the immediate courtesy of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities our frontispiece presents two Medford antiquities, the older of which is fresh in our memory—the Thomas Seccomb house. But to many the so-called bob-tail car, by courtesy or modern camouflage styled transfer, is a real antique. In 1885 the Middlesex Street Railway (or its successor), by the $8,500 aid of the town, rebuilt its track from the top of Winter hill, and later up High Street to West Medford. At the latter place there was much disappointment and not a little resentment, that in view of the heavy outlay no better car or service was furnished. One of the indignant speakers at the meeting for town division voiced the same, saying, Why! yes, they have given us the bob-tail car. It was but little larger than the old omnibus first put on the road by N. B. Cunningham, and later run by Duncklee and Grimes, till in its decrepitude it gave way to the new-comer in
he Cradock farm was beautiful for situation, four miles along the river and a mile back in all places. Winthrop's farm was in Charlestown (he was not a Medfordite at all), and extended from just below the ford down stream below the slope of Winter hill. There was a lot of marsh land even in the Ten-hills farm. But it was on the lower end of this farm that the Blessing of the Bay was built. The governor seems to have liked the old Indian name of Missi-tuk or Mistuck, or Mistick, Mistickeatural way, and with no mysticism or mystery at all. But in 1754 the little four-mile town of Meadford needed more room, and ancient Charlestown was too encircling, so the portion of Winthrop's farm and some more of Charlestown from the top of Winter hill following some pasture lines over Walnut-tree hill to the river, a triangular plat next Woburn, and the Charlestown wood lots next Malden, were annexed to Medford. While this placed the entire width of the river, with two tributaries, Wi