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Quabbin Valley, Massachusetts: People and Places (Images of America Series)
     

Quabbin Valley, Massachusetts: People and Places (Images of America Series)

by Elizabeth Peirce
 

When the population of Boston exploded in the late 1800s, the critical need to expand the public water supply was realized. In response to this, all eyes focused northward to the Quabbin Valley, with its many ponds, lakes, and streams. To harness this source of water, the towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott were flooded and destroyed. Residents,

Overview


When the population of Boston exploded in the late 1800s, the critical need to expand the public water supply was realized. In response to this, all eyes focused northward to the Quabbin Valley, with its many ponds, lakes, and streams. To harness this source of water, the towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott were flooded and destroyed. Residents, buildings, and 7,500 bodies buried in cemeteries were removed. By 1938, there was no longer any evidence of human habitation in the area. Through vintage photographs, Quabbin Valley People and Places shares the stories of how these people lived, worked, and played from 1750 to 1938.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738545547
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
883,190
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Elizabeth Peirce is the president and curator of the Swift River Valley Historical Society, located in North New Salem, and the author of Lost Towns of the Quabbin Valley.

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