Medford’s Compass Points: East Medford
Tuesday, June 27 @ 1:00 pmFree
Historian Dee Morris continues her four-part series, “Medford’s Compass Points,” in which she discusses the city’s four “cardinal point” neighborhoods. Today’s focus will be on East Medford. Stories about East Medford often highlight the Mystic River. Thatcher Magoun and his skilled craftsmen began in 1803 to build wooden ships on the banks of this serpentine waterway. Our city gained international fame plus welcome prosperity. Over time, two large areas became informal subdivisions: Glenwood and Wellington. The land was divided into house lots that attracted a diverse mix of commuters and business people. Etienne Trouvelot (1827-1895), a French artist and astronomer from Myrtle Street, experimented with silk worms. Unfortunately, some insects escaped, which led to the gypsy moth plague still active today. Fanny Farmer (1857-1925) of cookbook fame always considered this city her home. East Medford is packed with surprises! To find out more, reserve your seat for this talk by calling the Senior Center at 781-396-6010. The final presentation in the series will be on West Medford on Tuesday, July 18.