2018 Quabbin History calendar released 

  • Brush clearing and burning in Enfield; spring 1939. This is one of the photos taken by the Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission to document the construction of Quabbin Reservoir. This view was taken in the spring of 1939, at the site of Enfield Center, looking southeast. The brick building was the Enfield Town Hall, which had not yet been dismantled by the contractor who purchased it at auction in September, 1938. A large tractor is pushing brush in the foreground.   —Quabbin History Calendar 2019

Published: 11/18/2018 11:46:26 AM
Modified: 11/18/2018 11:46:34 AM

​​​​​​ATHOL — Author J.R. Greene of town has released the 34th annual edition of his Quabbin History Calendar. Each edition features twelve photos from the villages destroyed to create the Quabbin Reservoir in the 1930s.  

This year's edition brings the total number of photos in these calendars to over 400, including many from the villages taken for the parallel Ware River diversion project. The photos include two views from eighty years ago (1939) depicting events in Enfield just before the valley began to be flooded.  Also included are views of stores, railroad stations, a school, and a factory. Two views show winter scenes in the valley.

Greene’s calendars and books are on sale at the following local outlets: Athol, Larry's Variety; Erving, Pocket Saver Market; New Salem, New Salem General Store; Petersham, Quabbin Woods Restaurant. They can also be ordered directly from the author; his email address is jrg01331@webtv.net. The price is the same as in recent years, at $14.95.

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