History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, Volume 1

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 338 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...under the street. Entering Union Street, we find that Feabing's Bridge crosses Weir River a short distance further northward, where it flows among willows. Now, turning about, we will keep to the southward over this street. At the first bend to the east, on rising ground, there is a gateway, through which a cart road leads to Trip-hammer Pond. A short distance beyond this gateway Long-Bridge Lane runs eastward from Union Street, winding through woods to granite quarries, and then crosses Becchwoods River. Near the entrance to this lane is Coal-pit Hill. A few rods further south the road crosses Beechwoods River at Sprague's Bridge, and then passing the place where South Pleasant Street enters it, rises on to high land, and over what is called The Mountain, or Mount Blue Road, Mount Blue being in Norwell across the line. The view west and south from this vicinity is very fine, and the drive over this road, thence over Beechwood Street into Cohasset, is a most delightful one. as w 2 5 Q H q--i 3 Beechwoods is a very sparsely settled district, mostly heavily wooded with beech and oak, and with much of the beautiful holly growing at intervals. That rare and delicate shrub, the ink-berry, is not uncommon on the open roadsides of Union Street. Retracing our way, and taking South Pleasant Street, we will turn south into Charles Street by Stony Hill. Here is Mast-Bridge Plain, where formerly fine masts were cut from the forest to equip the vessels building at the harbor. Mast-bridge Meadows lie along Beechwoods River. This little stream is crossed by Hersey's Bridge. The noble height to the east is Prospect Hill, the highest in Hingham. The view from the summit is very extensive. After crossing Hersey's Bridge the road turns southward. To the westward is...

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