Sunday, June 24, 2007

What Lies Beneath

After leaving my folks' house and before heading back to New Jersey, Mommy, Daddy, Kenji and I all went to visit the southern side of the Quabbin Reservoir.

Quabbin Reservoir is a large man-made body of water in central Massachusetts that was created in the early part of the 20th century to provide a source of clean drinking water for the city of Boston and various other communities. In order to build the reservoir, four Swift River Valley towns had to be dismantled, with the residents, buildings trees and everything moved elsewhere or dismantled. This meant moving the cemeteries too. Most of the deceased that had been buried in those four towns were moved to Quabbin Park Cemetery, which is just across the street from the three main entrances for visiting the Windsor Dam and Goodnough Dike. The cemetery is also the site of the letterbox we found today, entitled What Lies Beneath. Dig that creepy hand reaching up from the grave!

1 comment:

ROBOR said...

Bah. You went to Massachusetts again and didn't even say hi? You're lucky I was in some other state, otherwise I'd be angry.