1897The City of Gloucester purchased a section of Stage Fort Park.Location and Setting

“Eastern Point in the background,” c. 1890s. Martha Hale Harvey, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 10260
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This park included Fishermen’s Field and would later be used for various events during the tercentenary celebration in 1923. It was acquired by the City of Gloucester as a “permanent memorial of the settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.”

Gloucester City Archives, 1897 City Council Document, #207
Detroit Publishing Co., Along the sea wall, Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, Mass., c. 1900-1920, Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016796059/.
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