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Bricklayers install donated cobblestones to finish the rose granite base beneath the Dorchester Clapp Pear

Bob Motello and training supervisors from Local 3 donated their time to install and set the cobblestones which surround the giant Clapp Pear. Cobblestones were provided by New England Stone of Kinston, RI. The granite ring which surrounds the base features 5 quotes, including the following:

“The soil of Dorchester is rocky but fertile and exceedingly productive.”
(Hayward’s Gazetteer 1839)

“Plant a pear for an heir.”
(Farming proverb)

Image courtesy of Laura Baring-Gould