1932About 250 pigs roamed Dogtown after piggeries were closed.Location and Setting, Dogtown

Crying boy with a pig, n.d. Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 02047
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Rockport Chief of Police John E. Sullivan fielded complaints of wild pigs freely roaming Dogtown, including one from a walker who was chased up a tree. The chief felt that he had no jurisdiction to authorize hunting licenses for the animals, and felt as long as they didn’t attack anyone the pigs should be left alone.

Garland, Joseph E. The Gloucester Guide: A Stroll through Place and Time. The History Press ed, The History Press, 2004. “Wild pig safari now talked of,” Boston Globe, November 25, 1932, p. 17 https://www.newspapers.com/clip/24530748/the-boston-globe/
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