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A padlocked gate (top) straddles the entrance to Dean Street in Holbrook, which leads into woods claimed by both a sewer contractor and the heirs of a clothing store owner.
A padlocked gate (top) straddles the entrance to Dean Street in Holbrook, which leads into woods claimed by both a sewer contractor and the heirs of a clothing store owner. (Photos By Robert E. Klein For The Boston Globe) Photos By Robert E. Klein For The Boston Globe

This land is my land

A high-stakes dispute simmers over free lots offered in a clothing store promotion 100 years ago

By Robert Preer
Globe Correspondent / May 20, 2007

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HOLBROOK -- In 1908, a downtown Brockton store owner offered his customers a deal: buy a men's suit and he would throw in a tiny plot of land out in the country. (Full article: 1027 words)

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