1927Roger Babson and his cousin Gustavus Babson purchased 1,150 acres in Dogtown.People and Communities, Location and Setting, Dogtown, Notable People

“Old Cellars, Dogtown Common, Cape Ann,” September 1902. Charles Grafly, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 16540
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Roger Babson’s ancestors lived in the area of Dogtown, formerly the Commons Settlement, and Babson took pride in this area. They would later sell the land back to the City of Gloucester.

Dan_nehs. “Babson’s Boulders: A Millionaire’s Odd Dogtown Legacy.” New England Historical Society, 9 Nov. 2013, https://newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/babsons-boulders-millionaires-odd-dogtown-legacy/.
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