1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
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   "Casey Jones ! What a name !" exclaimed Miss Bridge scorn-fully as the whole classroom burst into laughter. I could never forgive her for this.
   South Avenue was the principal southern highway. We often travelled it on our way to Riverside Station to meet my grand-parents. Soon after leaving its intersection with Highland Street,  one could look to the left and see Morrison's stone tower rising prominently against the sky. The Morrison place is now Regis College. Mrs. Morrison inherited the property from her father,   Dan Demmon, who owned a fancy eating establishment in    Boston. Dan Demmon was a wicked person, according to Aunt Sarah Robbins, because whenever the frogs kept him awake of     a spring night, he sent his gardener down to the meadows next morning to cut off their legs and teach them a lesson. Then he would ship the legs to his restaurant in Boston to be served as a delicacy. I think that Aunt Sarah let her emotions get the better     of her, as the legs of Weston frogs, I feel quite sure, are not fit     for culinary purposes.
   Once I persuaded my father to take me over to climb Morrisons' tower. Mr. Morrison seemed very much pleased with my childish enthusiasm, and 'during the ascent he showed me the compli-   cated mechanism that worked the great clock, and told me how   all the building stones had been gathered in adjoining fields.      From the top we had a magnificent view — Weston center practically at our feet — Waltham beyond, and finally Boston —and in the other direction, mountains.
   This thrilling experience prompted me, a few days later, to     build my own tower, using old fence rails and two by fours from     a pile of discarded lumber behind the barn. It was a rickety