Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Quabbin Park and Reservoir

Today to avoid the heat, Sylvia and I drove to Quabbin Reservoir. This is the water for the "Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission".The water is for Boston and surrounding towns. The Reservior was created by flooding the "Swift River Valley" in 1939. Four towns were removed including 2500 people. The towns of Dana, Enfield, Prescot and Greenwich ceased to exist on April 29, 1938.
From Quabbin Park

From Quabbin Park

The town of Enfield was 200 years old in 1938.
We packed a lunch and sat in the shade overlooking the Reservoir.

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