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Medford, originally referred to as Meadford, was settled as a plantation in 1630 by Gov. Matthew Craddock. A historic city located on the Mystic River in Middlesex County, Medford gained fame from its clipper ships, crackers, and rum. The song "Jingle Bells" was composed here by James Pierpoint in the early 1850s. Many prominent citizens have lived in Medford, including Amelia Earhart, who moved to the city in 1924. Medford, part of the Then & Now series, connects this city's past with its present by comparing historic and modern photographs of sites such as the Royall House, Jonathan Wade House, and Peter Tufts-Craddock House.
ISBN: 9780738538891
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Then and Now
Images: 200
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Patricia Saunders is a member of the Medford Historical Society, the Medford Arts Center, and cofounder of a grassroots organization to establish an arts and cultural center in Medford. As a photographer, she has taken many photographs of Medford, including events at the Royall House, Brooks Estate, and Springstep, a center for traditional and contemporary arts.
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