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*Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) was founded in 1894 by a concerned group of citizens as part of a national movement to improve living conditions in an age of industrialization.
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Pompey Lovejoy was born in 1724 in Boston. His Andover master Captain William Lovejoy gave him his last name and granted him freedom in 1762, eighteen years before slavery was officially abolished in Massachusetts.  Along with his freedom Captain Lovejoy gave Pompey a 31 acre parcel of land to build a home. Pomp's Pound is located on this land. After he married Rose Foster, a slave belonging to John Foster, on December 26, 1751, they built a home on that property.
  
* One early project was to conserve a glacial deposit known as Indian Ridge.
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Pompey and his wife were loved by the people of Andover.  He provided Pomp's cake and ginger beer at Town Meetings and funerals.
  
*After World War II, from the mid 1950's through the 1960's and 1970's, there was concern that, with so much construction, little or no open space would remain in Andover. Harold Rafton and others pursued the aquisition of properties through gift and purchase, vastly increasing AVIS acreage and the number of reservations.
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=487303&t=century%20of%20change&tp=keyword&d=0&hc=1273&rt=keyword ''Andover: a Century of Change. 1896--1996,'']by Eleanor Richardson
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*[http://www.andovertownsman.com/local/x1823379001/Andover-Stories-Pompey-Lovejoy-lection-cake-and-ginger-root-beer"Pompey Lovejoy 'Lection Cake and Ginger Root Beer"] by Pam Smith, ''Andover Townsman'', August 25, 2011.
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=754802&t=hurd%2C%20d%20hamilton&tp=author&d=0&hc=23&rt=author ''History of Essex County''], by D Hamilton Hurd - volume 2, page 1591
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* [http://andover.mvlc.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/rdetail.xml?r=266287&t=goldsmith%20bessie&tp=author&d=0&hc=2&rt=author ''The Townswoman's Andover,''] by Bessie Goldsmith (974.45 Gol), page 22 - 23.
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* 1924 Andover Town Report, pages 91, 104, 41, 112
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* "Lovejoy neighbors", ''Andover Townsman''  July 31, 1896, August 27, 1896
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* "John and Eben Lovejoy", ''Andover Townsman'', September 10, 1897 and September 24, 1897
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* [http://andoverma.gov/dcs/pompspond/history.php History of Pomps Pond]
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* "[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57466682 Pomp Lovejoy] from Find a Grave.
  
*AVIS is run by a 15 member volunteer board. Many more wardens and committee members and scouts help to maintain and improve the reservations.
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--[[User:Eleanor|Eleanor]] 16:41, December 21, 2012 (EST)
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Pompey Lovejoy was born in 1724 in Boston. His Andover master Captain William Lovejoy gave him his last name and granted him freedom in 1762, eighteen years before slavery was officially abolished in Massachusetts. Along with his freedom Captain Lovejoy gave Pompey a 31 acre parcel of land to build a home. Pomp's Pound is located on this land. After he married Rose Foster, a slave belonging to John Foster, on December 26, 1751, they built a home on that property.

Pompey and his wife were loved by the people of Andover. He provided Pomp's cake and ginger beer at Town Meetings and funerals.

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--Eleanor 16:41, December 21, 2012 (EST) back to Main Page