Sequent occupance and changing land use patterns in greater Beverly.
Dooling, James Augustine
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Beverly occupies a central position on Massachusetts' North Shore at the gateway to Cape Ann. A coastal Massachusetts location gave the town the advantage of early settlement (1626) and early incorporation (1668). The early settlement probably succeeded because the farmers could supplement their meagre earnings with fish from the nearby sea. The location was in part responsible for Revolutionary maritime prosperity and a spur to industrial development. The general geomorphology of Beverly consists of a group of northwesterly drumlins fronted by a serious of lower hills gradually descending in rolling send-plains and gravel terraces to the sea. Interestingly, the business district is perched on the summit of a hill, but the chief rival in the future to the well-established central business district may be the secondary business district at the northern base of the hill. [Truncated]
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