Rock: "Never Try Never Win"
© Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester MA
Born on Middle Street, business theorist and investor Roger Babson hired unemployed stone cutters to inscribe more than two-dozen boulders during the Depression. He hoped that words such as “industry,” “initiative,” and “integrity” would inspire people as they walked through Dogtown Common in the center of Cape Ann. He founded three colleges as well as Gloucester’s Isabel Memorial Library.