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Massachusetts Audubon Society Makes First Land Purchase

On this day in 1922, the Massachusetts Audubon Society purchased its first parcel of land. For $8,000, it acquired 43 acres in the town of Sharon — the core of the Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary that today encompasses 2,000 acres. The Society owed its existence to Harriet Lawrence Hemenway, a strong-minded member of the Boston elite, and the women...
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