Glimpses of Medford: Selection from the Historical Register

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In Medford's past, the Mystic River was the origin and the lifeblood of the town. On June 17, 1630, Governor John Winthrop led an expedition of colonists up the Mystic River to the north of Boston, where six miles up the river they found "a good place upon Mystick." This "good place" became Medford, Massachusetts, and Winthrop's journey marked the start of a long and lively history. Glimpses of Medford consists of a selection of articles, stories and reminiscences from the Medford Historical Register, the publication of the Medford Historical Society. In these pages you will be taken on a trip through Medford's history as told by Medford's homegrown historians, from the days of the early settlement to the night that Paul Revere stopped in Medford Square on his famous ride. You will walk down Ship Street at the height of the shipbuilding era, take a ride around town on the Boston and Lowell Railroad and meet Medford's people, from Victorian milkmen to the soldiers of the Lawrence Light Guard. It's a journey through Medford's past that you will never forget.
ISBN: 9781596292314
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 62
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Editor Barbara Kerr is a longtime (and extremely active) member of the Medford Historical Society. She is the author of one other book about Medford history, and has written a monthly column in the local newspaper for more than a decade.
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