QUABBIN: A History and Explorers Guide by Michael Tougias
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    Quabbin Reservoir, located in Central Massachusetts, is an amazing "accidental wilderness" with an equally amazing history when is creation caused four towns to be "drowned." Today, the Quabbin has 118 miles of undeveloped shoreline, with the surrounding reservation spanning some 81,000 acres of protected open space. The City of Boston gets all its water from the Quabin/Ware River/Wachusett watersheds, as do 45 other communities in Massachusetts.

Quabbin: A History and Explorers Guide covers the following topics:
Building of the Quabbin and How it Works
The Lost Towns and Interviews with former Residents
Cemeteries: Removing 7,500 Dead
"Quick Guide": 75 Points of Interest With Corresponding Maps
Hiking the Gates of Quabbin, ReservationWalks and Nearby Hikes
Wildlife Viewing, Habitats and Trends
Biking and Back Road Excursions
Tips on Fishing the Quabbin and Nearby Rivers
Visitng the Region's Best Waterfalls
Nipmuck Warriors and the Siege of Brookfield
The Case of the Poison Oyster Epitaph
Her Husband is in the Well (A Strange Tale of Murder)
Quabbin Rules and Regulations
Exploring Sturbridge and Nearby Back Roads
Informations: Accomodations, restaurants, camping, orchards, swimming, golf, general stores,crafts, antiques, etc.

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