Sunday, January 15, 2012

SWIFT RIVER HOTEL ~ENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS

Decked out in bunting for the celebration of the town's centennial. This was 1916, and by 1936 the thirst of Metropolitan Boston had buried this town and four others underneath millions of gallons of water when the Winsor Dam and Quabbin Dike were built to create the Quabbin Reservoir. To this day, there are descendants of those "townies" who hold a bitter resentment toward the governments of both the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts.