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Wachusett Reservoir

November 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

In 1897, the Nashua River above the town of Clinton, Mass  was impounded by the Wachusett Dam; 4,380 acres were flooded in the towns of Boylston, West Boylston, Clinton, and Sterling. Work was completed in 1905 and the reservoir first filled in May 1908  At the time, the Wachusett Reservoir was the largest man-made reservoir in the world, supplying drinking water to Boston via the Sudbury River.  Park Ranger Kathryn Parent will tell us about the history of this massive public works project.

** NOTE THE TIME CHANGE: THE PRESENTATION WILL TAKE PLACE AT 2:30, NOT AT 12 NOON **

Details

Date:
November 4
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Amherst Historical Society
Phone:
4132560678
Email:
info@amhersthistory.org
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Venue

Jones Library Woodbury Room
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Phone:
4132593090
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