The Making of Wachusett

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Worcester Public Library
Saxe Room
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Cost: free
Description: From 1895 to 1908, one of the largest civil engineering projects in New England history transformed four Massachusetts towns, creating Bostons first truly modern water supply system. The building of Wachusett stretched the bounds of 19th Century engineering and included human turmoils such as strikes, murders, and accidental deaths of more than 30 workers.
Hear the dramatic story of visionaries, townsfolk, and immigrant laborers that made the Wachusett Reservoir a reality from local historian Eamon McCarthy Earls, author of Wachusett: How Bostons 19th Century Quest for Water Changed Four Towns and a Way of Life.

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Phone: 508-799-1655x3
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