Quabbin Reservoir Maps of Proposed Site Collection

Five maps prepared by the Massachusetts Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission of the anticipated site for the Quabbin Reservoir, and a map showing the route of Boston's water supply.

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Background on Creator:

The Western Massachusetts towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, Prescott, and North Dana were abolished in 1938 to allow the Swift River Valley to be flooded, thereby creating the Quabbin Reservoir to provide Boston with water.

Contents of Collection

Five maps prepared by the Massachusetts Metropolitan District Water Supply Commission of the anticipated site of the Quabbin Reservoir, some with hand-written notes. Also one showing the route of Boston's water supply.

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English

Provenance

Acquired from: Donald Howe, 1960.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, 1985.

Acknowledgments

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Quabbin Reservoir Maps of Proposed Site Collection (MS 78). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Quabbin Reservoir (Mass.)--Maps.
  • Quabbin Reservoir Region (Mass.)--Maps.
  • Water-supply--Massachusetts--Boston--Maps.

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Genre terms

  • Maps.