1646A common highway was laid out of the woods.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Infrastructure, Transportation

Gloucester Town Records, 1642-1715. Vol. 1, 1715, https://archive.org/details/GLOTownRecords16921715Images, p. 6.
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The highway ran east of Mill River, through Riverdale, which may be along what is now Cherry Street.

Essex Institute, Thomas E. Babson. Evolutions of Cape Ann Roads and Transportation, 1623-1955: A Talk before the Cape Ann Historical Association, April 11, 1955. Oct. 1955, https://archive.org/details/essexinstitutehi91esse/page/n351/mode/2up?view=theater.
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