Overgrown entrance to the former Wade family property in Petersham.
The old community well for the village of North Dana. This well, located on the hill above the North Dana's village proper, is about eight feet in diameter and very deep. It provided gravity-fed water to the village below.
Eye bolt lagged in stone on the western shoreline of North Dana.
Cellar hole near Gate 37 in Petersham.
Lag bolts sunk in stone near Methodist Point on the southern shoreline of North Dana. The flooded village's Methodist church was located just offshore from this area. Mount L is in the background.
The foundation of the former homestead of the Hale family in North Dana.
Leaf springs uncovered at low water on the eastern shoreline of North Dana. The flooding of the Swift River Valley commenced on August 14, 1939. On June 22, 1946, Quabbin was filled to capacity (412 billion gallons) for the first time.
The Monson Turnpike - running along the eastern shoreline of North Dana - looking south.
Some of the asphalt of the old Monson Turnpike road remains though decades have passed. This segment traverses the eastern shoreline of the village of North Dana on its way to Greenwich, Enfield and Belchertown and other points south.
An old car fender battles the passing of years and march of nature in the woods of North Dana.
An old water pipe on the southern shoreline of North Dana.
Bits of broken glass, china and brick accompany this old water supply pipe in the mix of memory along the southern shoreline of North Dana. Terrain-wise, North Dana became a peninsula with the flooding of the Swift River Valley.
An old telephone pole lurks in the trees incognito on the southern shoreline of North Dana.
North Dana's Rohan family once made their home here. Some of the abandoned foundations encountered in exploration look solid enough to build on still.
A well north of the Rohan home in North Dana.
The end of the line. Old Route 21 fades away to the south on the eastern shoreline of North Dana.
For more on Quabbin Reservoir, take a look at the EWM exclusive The Quabbin Chronology: A Timeline of the Swift River Valley, or visit EWM's The Quabbin Page, a collection of dozens of Quabbin-related links.
As always, thanks for stopping by and take care.