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Medford

Medford
Beginnings: When the Long Island Rail Road reached what is now Medford in 1843, it was a good connection for the stagecoach line that ran between Patchogue and Port Jefferson along what was Stage Road (now Route 112). People started coming from miles around to get their mail. The soil was poor for farming, but the woods offered copious lumbering, and there were miles of land to be sold. The railroad held an auction in New York City in 1850 to peddle lots. The O.L. Schwenke Land & Investment Co. bought four square miles, and sold 25-by-100-foot lots for $10 to $75.
Photo: The Railroad Station, Medford from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: When the Long Island Rail Road reached what is now Medford in 1843, it was a good connection for the stagecoach line that ran between Patchogue and Port Jefferson along what was Stage Road (now Route 112). People started coming from miles around to get their mail. The soil was poor for farming, but the woods offered copious lumbering, and there were miles of land to be sold. The railroad held an auction in New York City in 1850 to peddle lots. The O.L. Schwenke Land & Investment Co. bought four square miles, and sold 25-by-100-foot lots for $10 to $75.
Photo: The Railroad Station, Medford from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Recent Additions To New Haven's Restaurant Scene

    Recent Additions To New Haven's Restaurant Scene
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  • Pho 68: Complex, Comforting Vietnamese

     Pho 68: Complex, Comforting Vietnamese
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    Beach and Barn Bar & Bistro Opens In Branford
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    Connecticut Pizza Chef Bruno DiFabio Joins 'Chopped'  As Judge
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  • Blue Plate Kitchen Opens In West Hartford

    Blue Plate Kitchen Opens In West Hartford
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