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Rural Dorchester in the 1840’s, 200 years after the first colonists divided the land for farms, fields and orchards

Settled by English colonists who crossed the ocean on the John and Mary in June 1630, the new arrivals established a community near what is now Edward Everett Square. Colonists took ownership of land, clear-cut forests, built fences to protect their livestock and cultivate successful farms.

Image courtesy First Church Parish Dorchester