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New England Photos

A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.


Monday, September 05, 2005


Barkhamsted, CT - The Saville Dam was completed in 1940 on the East Branch of the Farmington River. It is named for the chief engineer of the project, Caleb Mills Saville. The Barkhamsted Reservoir is about 8 miles long and extends from central Barkhamsted north into the town of Hartland almost to Massachusetts. The Reservoir is the primary water supply for the metropolitan Hartford area, which is about 25 miles away. Many Barkhamsted farms, houses and the village of Barkhamsted Hollow were located in the area flooded by the Reservoir. This is the gatehouse that controls the water going down to the lake below the dam.

Info: www.barkhamstedhistory.org
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At 9:59 AM, Anonymous ~dawn said...

That picture is postcard beautiful... no, it should be sold much larger and framed.


At 10:53 AM, Blogger António Caeiro said...

Excellent photo. very nice.


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