• quabbin reservoir May 9, 2022 1:26 pm

    The Dividing Scar: Massachusetts and the Four Lost Towns Documentary

    Boston didn’t have enough water and there was land in Western Massachusetts that was perfect for a reservoir — but 2,500 people lived there. In 1938, they had to give up everything so the state could take the land. This is the story of the Quabbin Reservoir and the people still affected by its construction.

  • western Massachusetts May 4, 2022 4:19 pm

    The Dividing Scar: Massachusetts and the Four Lost Towns

    The construction of the Quabbin Reservoir resulted in the destruction of four entire Massachusetts town: Dana, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott. 2,500 people lost their homes and communities forever. But without the project, millions would be without clean drinking water. In a new NBC10 Boston documentary, we tell the story of the Quabbin and the effect the project still has...

  • quabbin reservoir May 9, 2022 1:30 pm

    The Dividing Scar: Massachusetts and The Four Lost Towns

    Boston didn’t have enough water. As the population began to increase in the late 1800s-early 1900s, Massachusetts started making a series of drinking reservoirs moving further and further west into the state. By 1927, the state passed the Swift River Act, allowing them to take land in the Swift River Valley. This meant that four entire towns – Dana, Enfield,…

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