Friday, December 5, 2008

A Stately Tree

World's End was once an island at high tide, but colonial farmers dammed the salt marsh to grow hay and cleared almost all the trees for cropland. In the 1880s, wealthy businessman John Brewer built a farming estate. In 1890 he hired Frederick Law Olmstead to design a large subdivision; while the homes were never built, four miles of carriage roads remain.

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