Dogtown – Birch Tree, Gloucester MA
Dogtown was once known as the “Commons,” a heavily wooded area where settlers could cut timber and pasture sheep and cattle. When the woods were gone, 18th century families took up residence. A century later, the village was practically abandoned. It is now a natural preserve with 2nd and 3rd
Dogtown – Brier Swamp Wall, Gloucester MA
A 1930s WPA project, this wall was built to keep the rich red iron ore in Brier Swamp from leaking into the public water supply. As any Gloucester resident will tell you, it didn’t work.