1722The “Common Pastures” were laid out.Economy and Industry, Location and Setting, Agriculture, Dogtown

Babson, Roger W. Dogtown: Gloucester’s deserted village. pp. 12-13
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The families in the Commons Settlement who owned homes also had rights to over 1,000 acres in what later became known as the “Common Pastures.” These rights gave them access for cattle grazing and wood cutting. There were 136 woodlots in all.

Babson, Roger W. Dogtown: Gloucester’s Deserted Village. 1927.
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