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From: "Dale H. Cook" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] "Fresh Pond" in Cambridge (Man-made ??)
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:56:27 -0500
At 11:33 AM 3/23/2004, BBFFRRPP wrote:
>In particular, I'd like to know if this "pond" existed in the 1600's, or was
>it a man-made pond which was created in the 1700's or 1800's?
It is a natural pond - records mention rights to the "Great Pond" in 1647.
In 1856 a private company began pumping drinking water from the pond.
Cambridge purchased that company in 1865 to create one of the nation's
first public water supplies.
Dale H. Cook; Research Member, NEHGS; Member, Mass. Soc. Mayf. Desc.
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