Roseland Cottage

Pleasure Grounds

The grandest, most beautiful improvement was Roseland Park, shown here in an early photo. Dedicated in 1876, the nation’s Centennial year, it is just a few miles from the cottage. Bowen purchased 53 acres and brought in 90,000 wagon loads of sand to transform swampy land into a Pleasure Ground for the town, and have more spacious grounds for his grand July 4 celebrations.