Southboro Open Land Foundation

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Quabbin, A History and Explorers Guide: Watch the Video

Published on May 23, 2014 by Eileen Samberg

SOLF and the Friends of the Southborough Library jointly sponsored a presentation on May 21, 2014, by Michael Tougias, author of Quabbin, A History and Explorers Guide. As you may know, the Quabbin Reservoir is the source of Southborough’s drinking water. Michael  gave a narrated slide presentation about the Quabbin Reservoir including a discussion  of the “lost towns” flooded to create the Quabbin, the construction of the  reservoir, and how the Quabbin works today. In addition, he took the audience on a natural history tour of the Quabbin and surrounding area with suggestions for day trips. His slides include before and after images of the lost towns, workers building the dams and aqueduct, the grand opening of the reservoir, wildlife of the Quabbin, unique natural places, and favorite trails and entrance gates. If you would like to watch a video of the presentation, click here. The presentation is about an hour in length. The video was produced by Katelyn Willis, Executive Director, Southborough Access Media. We thank her for  her gracious and willing assistance in this project. Thank you Katelyn!