In August, 1951, Bryon Campbell, a photographer for the Boston Herald, photographed an unusual annual harvest on Willow Court, a short, narrow street behind what is now the South Bay mall:
Marihuana Harvest-Police began their annual chore-cutting down a mysterious growth of the dope weed in a field off Willow court, Dorchester. The growth has several times been mowed, uprooted and burned over, but it still thrives. Patrolmen John Abraham, William Doyle and Thomas Mullen help in eradication.
Photo from the BPL's Boston Herald-Traveler Morgue collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.