Pirates and Treasure in Lynn Woods

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It’s Also History: Tales & Tidbits from Alan’s Archives

Alan Foulds is a local historian who has written several historically related articles in addition to his book, “Boston’s Ballparks & Arenas.” He is a major contributor to the writing of “At Wood End.” Mr. Foulds is also Reading’s Town Moderator.

What could be more exciting than pirates, buried treasure, and a treasure hunt, all in our own backyard? That’s what we have in Lynn Woods. In the mid 1600s it was rumored that pirate Tom Veal secreted his ill-gotten booty deep in the heart of Lynn Woods. Did it really happen? Nobody knows for sure, but that didn’t stop nineteenth century treasure hunters from seeking it out. Listen to how a man and his son devoted their lives to searching for it, and hear about what they left behind.

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