Friday, December 25, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009
Christmas Day
Maudslay State Park,
Newburyport, MA

Talk about a GIFT! This place- just a few miles from my house, was once the private estate of a wealthy family, (the Moseleys ) and now the entire 500 acres (which they lovingly called "Maudslay") are owned by the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. When I walk here, I sometimes think about how private ownership of big beautiful chunks of land can be advantageous to the common people, at least when the landowners possess a conscience. I am always grateful that the Moseley family chose not to sell out to developers.

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