, Newburyport, MA

March 9, 2013

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1779, the first attempt to improve Newburyport’s streets was made by planting trees. Merchant and privateer Nathaniel Tracy was empowered to plant trees on High Street. Judging from late 19th century photographs, a great number of American elm trees were planted.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury