1903An order to prevent the dumping of swill and other deposits on Burnham’s Field was sent out.Government and Public Service, City Government

Gloucester City Archives, 1903 City Documents, #186
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Ward 3 Councilman Friend requested that the dumping of garbage stop and the field be cleaned up. This was preceded by a Board of Health report on the disease rates in the community, which outlined problems with filthy conditions. New regulations restricting the disposal of waste were passed.

Gloucester Daily Times. “Partially Flooded.” March 12, 1903, Vol. 30 No. 4337 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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