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Milestone Fragment
USA: Massachusetts, Medford
a: 11-1/2"h x 7-1/4"w x 1-7/8"d
Loaned by The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts

Top fragment of slate milestone, carved on one side "C / 4" and on the reverse "S / 16." From Medford, Massachusetts. Given to GLMA in 1894 by Samuel Crocker Lawrence, mayor of Medford at the time.

This milestone, which marked a Medford, Massachusetts, bridge, was in place when Paul Revere crossed over the bridge on the early morning of April 19, 1775. The "S / 16" tells passersby that it was sixteen miles to Salem from this marker. The other side, with "C / 4" indicated that Charlestown was four miles away.