The area known as Dogtown – an isolated colonial ruin and surrounding 3,000-acre woodland in Gloucester, Massachusetts – has a history woven through with tales of witches, supernatural sightings, pirates, former slaves and drifters. Not to mention the many dogs Revolutionary War widows kept for protection and for which the area was named.
In Dogtown, author Elyssa East also examines a grisly 1984 murder that took place in the peculiar atmosphere of Dogtown (strewn with giant boulders, it has been compared even to Stonehenge.) In this first-person narrative, Dogtown’s enigmatic past is brought to life and is shown to be a place brimming with tragedy, eccentricity, and fascinating lore.
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What storied place steeped in folklore would you like to visit (or have visited?)