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Monday, April 15, 2013

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Babson Boulders (14 pics)

Roger Ward Babson (July 6, 1875 – March 5, 1967), remembered today largely for founding Babson College in Massachusetts, was an entrepreneur and business theorist in the first half of the 20th century. He also founded Webber College, now Webber International University, in Babson Park, Florida, and the defunct Utopia College, in Eureka, Kansas. Millionaire philanthropist Roger W. Babson hired immigrant stone cutters to inscribe boulders in Dogtown Common with words of inspiration during the era of the Great Depression. In addition, numbers were inscribed on rocks near some of the old Dogtown Common settlement sites to identify their location in respect to a guide that was put out on the area.


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