Medford, Massachusetts (Then and Now Series)

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738538891
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/26/2005
  • Series: Then and Now Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,411,746
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author


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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Medford Native loves it!

    I bought this as a gift for an 80+ year old who was born & raised in Medford. He is thoroughly enjoying it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2006

    Medford? I didn't know that ?

    An interesting review of this historic town on the Mistic River. Medford has a rich history that dates to birth of our nation. Great school reference book !

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