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|From Ghost Towns 'Neath Quabbin Reservoir|
|The State Board of Health's 1895 report that first recommended |
the Swift River Valley as the site of a new reservoir, filed with
the General Court as House Bill 500
|The 1938 Farewell Ball from The Day Four Quabbin Towns Died|
'A reporter for the Springfield Union described the scene best: ‘A hush fell over the Town Hall, jammed far beyond ordinary capacity, as the first note of the clock sounded; a nervous tension… had been felt by both present and former residents, and casual onlookers… muffled sounds of sobbing were heard, hardened men were not ashamed to take out their handkerchiefs, and even children, attending the ball with their parents, broke into tears.'" (The Day Four Quabbin Towns Died, 47).
|Danvers State Hospital circa 1880. The hospital permanently closed its doors in |
1992. Many of its records are located at the Massachusetts State Archives
|Example of search results using ArchiveGrid|
|Image from Sketches of Boston, Past and Present, by I. Smith Homans. Boston, 1851.|
|Description from Sketches of Boston, Past and Present, |
by I. Smith Homans. Boston, 1851.