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olitionist, 29. Mather, Increase, 3. Mather, Nathaniel, 3. Mather, Mrs., Richard, 3. Maulsby, David L., 53. McKoun, Martha T., 71. McLean Asylum, 54, 65. Mead, Abba (Abby), 51, 67, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 77. Mead, Anna B., 72. Mead, Sarah A., 49. Mears, T., 15. Medford, Mass., 30. Medford Pond, 93. Medford Public Domain Club, 38. Medford River, 93. Medford Street, 54, 70, 88. Merrill, Nathan, 71, 73, 82. Methodist Meeting House, 81. Middlesex Bleachery, 57, 60. Middlesex Canal, 85. Middlesex Fells, 29-39. Miller, Charles, 74. Miller, James, 54. Miller, Joseph, 12. Miller, Joseph, Jr., 12. Miller, Deacon, Thomas, 67. Milk Row District, 73, 79, 92, 93. Milk Row Primary, 95. Milk Row School, 16, 18, 20, 21, 47, 48, 50, 51, 56, 67, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 81, 83, 92, 93. Milton, Mass., 9. Mitchell's Geography, 98. Morse's Geography and Atlas, 25. Moulton's Point, 81. Mt. Andrew Park, 32. Mt. Vernon Reader, 98. Muir, John, 1. Mullike
ate, the county, the city, and the town seemingly vie with each other in their efforts to improve the highways, and so facilitate the transportation of merchandise from point to point. Not so in the early years of the past century; any old thing of a road was thought good enough for the farmers, although at that time the hauling was all practically done by this class of the community. You know about the time of the chartering of the Boston & Lowell railroad, the officials of the old Middlesex Canal went upon record as stating, that no railroad, no corporation could compete with the farmer in this teaming business, because the farmer, having the necessary paraphernalia which he used in his business as an agriculturist upon his farm and in moving his crops and supplies, could team goods over the roads cheaper than anyone else, and it was useless to think he couldn't. The farmers did starve out the old canal company; it would seem by the above statement that its officials were willin
t Boston, Miss Sara A. Stone; December 23, With the Army of the Potomac, 1864, George B. Clark; January 13, What Historic Comsiderations Lead to, Mrs. M. D. Frazar; January 27, Minor Causes of the Revolution, Walter A. Ladd; February 10, Somerville Fire Department and Somerville Fires, J. R. Hopkins; February 24, Old-Time School Books, Frank M. Hawes; March 10, Department of the Gulf, Levi L. Hawes; March 24, Recollections of Somerville, John R. Poor, Boston. 1902-1903: November 13, Middlesex Canal, Herbert P. Yeaton, Chillicothe, O., (read by Miss Sara A. Stone); November 20, Separation of Church and State in Massachusetts, Charles W. Ludden, Medford; December 18, Early Schools of Somerville, Frank M. Hawes; January 8, Neighborhood Sketch, Quincy A. Vinal; Reminiscences, Timothy Tufts; January 29, Literary Men and Women of Somerville, Professor D. L. Maulsby; February 19, Reminiscences of Old Charlestown, Hon. S. Z. Bowman; March 12, Four Score and Eight-Old Time Memories, Nathan
, Captain, I.—33; III.—23. Messinger & Cahill, IV.—16. Methodist Church, Webster Avenue, III.—17. Middleboro, II.—29. Middle Department, I.—34. Middlesex Canal, II.—7, 10, 11, 19. Middlesex Canal, opening of, IV.—13. Middlesex Canal, people connected with, II.—10. Middlesex County, IV.—24. Middlesex CountMiddlesex Canal, opening of, IV.—13. Middlesex Canal, people connected with, II.—10. Middlesex County, IV.—24. Middlesex County Census, 1850, I.—26. Middlesex House, II.—10. Mike Martin, IV.—12. Miles, Colonel Dixon S., I.—34, 36; III., 24. Miles, General Nelson A., IV.—27. Military Sketch No. 1, I.—33. Military Sketch No. 2, II.—37. Milk Row, II.—9, 10, 21, 26. Milk Row Station, III.—16. Millen, James, IV.—29. Miller, CharleMiddlesex Canal, people connected with, II.—10. Middlesex County, IV.—24. Middlesex County Census, 1850, I.—26. Middlesex House, II.—10. Mike Martin, IV.—12. Miles, Colonel Dixon S., I.—34, 36; III., 24. Miles, General Nelson A., IV.—27. Military Sketch No. 1, I.—33. Military Sketch No. 2, II.—37. Milk Row, II.—9, 10, 21, 26. Milk Row Station, III.—16. Millen, James, IV.—29. Miller, Charles M., IV.—29. Miller, James, IV.—29. Miller's River, III.—17. Minute Men at Lexington, I.—9. Mitchell House, location of, III.—21. Monument to Fallen Heroes, Lexington, I.—9. Moore, William F., IV.—23, 29. Morill, Henry, I.—11. Mo
sioners' office at Cambridge; Historical sketch of the Middlesex canal, by Caleb Eddy, 1843: Amory's life of Governor Sullivan, 1859. by Lorin L. Dame, D. S. The curious traveller may still trace with little difficulty the line of the old Middlesex canal, with here and there a break, from the basin at Charlestown to its junction with the Merrimac at Middlesex Village. Like an accusing ghost, it never strays far from the Boston & Lowell railroad, to which it owes its untimely end. At Medfordo the Legislature for the survey of a railroad from Boston to Lowell. The interests of the canal were seriously involved. A committee was promptly chosen to draw up for presentation to the General Court a remonstrance of the Proprietors of Middlesex canal, against the grant of a charter to build a railroad from Boston to Lowell. This remonstrance, signed by William Sullivan, Joseph Coolidge, and George Hallet, bears date of Boston, Feb. 12, 1830, and conclusively shows how little the busine
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 2., A business man of long ago. (search)
e died there in 1825. Chelsea bridge was built in 1801. The Selectmen of Medford, Benjamin Hall, and John Brooks Governor of Massachusetts. were a committee who vainly opposed it. Mr. Hall was zealous in prosecuting the building of Middlesex Canal, but was not in favor of extending it to Boston. He wrote, In 1792 there was a petition preferred the General Court for liberty to make a Canal from Merrimack River into Medford River the Petitioners were Chiefly Inhabitants of Medford. Whhis father's old age, and the bond between the two was unusually close. Benjamin, Jr., died in 1807, and his son Dudley crept into his father's place in the grandfather's heart. With the building of the bridges, and the continuation of Middlesex canal to Boston, the trade of Medford declined. Lightering, which for a century had been carried on with profit, was at an end. As the old business died, a new interest—ship-building Thatcher Magoun laid the first keel in Medford in 1802.—spra
our's nooning. Usually about sixty men were employed building a ship. They were the ship-carpenters, the calkers, the outboard and inboard joiners. The wages received were $2 per day, apprentices receiving $40 to $50 per year and board; many of the apprentices boarded with the proprietor of the yard. To build a 1,000 or 1,200 ton ship required about six months. In early times the timber was obtained in the neighborhood— then in New Hampshire—from where it was transported via the old Middlesex canal to Medford and drawn by ox-teams to the ship-yard. It was a sight in winter to see these teams go by—creaking, squeaking, the oxen with frosted backs and icicles hanging from their mouths. Much might be written about the building of a ship from the laying of the first timber to the finishing touch, but that must be left for another time. To be in the yard watching the varied processes going on in the ship's construction was the acme of delight to the interested boy. Oftentimes a <
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., An eighteenth century enterprise. (search)
hester were then places still to be, and that passage up the Merrimack was interrupted by the falls of Wicassee, Bow, Isle Hooksett, and Amoskeag. A company, called the Merrimack Boating Co., was formed, closely allied to the Proprietors of Middlesex Canal, to work the river, while canals and locks were constructed around the various falls, notably Blodgett's Canal at Amoskeag. Allusion has been made to the breaking ground with ceremony. In the construction of these locks and canals, a neces back within its original limits, from Main street, at the hotel, to where the road leaves the river. Spring street, crossing the canal, is Winthrop street. Summer street (formerly Middlesex) and West street approximately mark the course of Middlesex canal in this section. Nathan Adams occupied a house where the Mystic House stands, and Harvard street was Cambridge street. Both names are equally appropriate. Mountain street was the name given to the present Fulton street. This is one of t
n and Christopher Gore as representing the heirs sold to one Robert Fletcher the entailed estate of Isaac Royall for the purchase money according to a Decree of the Court of Chancery (England). This included the Royall Farm and a lot of land north of the Great Brickyard (520 acres), and a pew in the Parish Church, all in Medford, also the estate in Foxborough known as the Royall Foxborough Farm (500 acres.) Later it was disposed of to different individuals, a part being sold for the old Middlesex Canal. Joseph Thompson was the son of Joseph and Sarah Thompson, who were located in Medford at least as early as 1722, coming here from Woburn, and who were admitted to full communion with the church of Medford in 1728. They lie buried side by side in the little burial ground on Salem street. Joseph, the subject of this sketch, was born May 16, 1734, and his baptism is recorded May 19, 1734. He was married in Boston, June 26, 1759, to Rebecea Gallup, whom Isaac Royal refers to in his wi
ate the time announced on our program, and by the president, by some years, and ask you to take a backward glimpse of the West End, for so was that portion of Medford once called. It is not my intention to take you into ancient history, but to ask you to view the locality, first through a schoolboy's eyes. The schoolboy lived in Woburn, and the big Lippincott's Gazetteer on the teacher's desk informed him that his home town was connected with Boston by the Boston & Lowell Railroad and Middlesex Canal; it might well have added to these, the public highways. Of these latter, High and Woburn streets, as well as the canal and the railroad, passed through the West End. One hundred years before this, Medford citizens had found the most central or most convenient location for their meeting-house and first schoolhouse at the foot of Marm Simond's Hill on High street, and in 1829 the most convenient situation for the West End schoolhouse was a little way up Woburn street. For fifty years t
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