49 results found for: subject:"Quabbin Reservoir (Mass.)--History"

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1967 June 19

Berry, Etta

Etta Berry and Emma Bowen tour of North Prescott

New Salem (Mass.) - Two interviews recorded at Berry's home near Gate 20 of the Quabbin Reservoir. The first includes a discussion of the botany of the region and folk names for the plants; the second interview includes discussions of North Prescott, the Prescott Church, and New Salem. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 Jan. 6

Fisher, Roy

Roy Fisher (New Salem, Mass.) Oral history

New Salem (Mass.) - Discussing growing up in New Salem when residents were self-sufficient; New Salem Academy. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1976 Sept. 16

Phillips, Alice Twible

Alice Twible Phillips (Enfield and Smiths, Mass.) Oral History

Gilbertville (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former resident of Enfield, Mass, Quabbin River Valley, recalling Smiths Village and Enfield. Phillips, daughter of James Twible, was born in 1896. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1974 June 6

Brown, Murray

Murray and Bea Brown tour of North Prescott, Millington, and South New Salem

New Salem (Mass.) - Recorded on site, entering the Quabbin Resevation at Gate 22: Puppyville, site of Furneaux house, North Prescott, New Salem, Millington. Poor audio quality for first 30 seconds of recording. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1969 July 22

Lego, Raymond

Raymond and Celia Lego (Prescott and Greenwich, Mass.) Oral History

New Salem (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former resident of Pelham and Greenwich, Mass., Quabbin River Valley, recorded for the Newton Public Schools. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 Apr. 14

Parker, Sally Fillebrown

Sally Fillebrown Parker (Pelham and Greenwich, Mass.) Oral History

Pelham Historical Society, Pelham (Mass.) - Oral history interview with former resident of Pelham and Greenwich, Mass., Quabbin River Valley, on life there in the 1920s. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 Apr. 8

King, Stanwood

Stanwood King, Eleanor Schmidt, and Dorothy Moult (Greenwich and Millington, Mass.) Oral History

West Brookfield (Mass.) - Oral history interview with King and Schmidt (former residents of Greenwich, Mass.) and Moult (former resident of Millington), Quabbin River Valley. King was the last storekeeper in Greenwich and wife was last postmaster. Recorded at King's home. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 June 11

Newton, Fay

Fay and Reita Newton (Millington, Dana, and Barre, Mass.) Oral history

Westminster (Mass.) - Mr. Newton (Fay) discussing Millington and other Quabbin towns; Mrs. Newton (Reita) discusses Ballard family of New Salem and her outdoor wedding in 1923. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection

1975 Nov. 4

Ashley, Ruth Ballard

Ruth Ballard Ashley (New Salem and Wendell, Mass.) Oral history

Shutesbury, Mass. - "Talking about the old days, the Ballard family, New Salem people, the New Salem Academy, old fashioned foods;" also Ballard Tavern, sugaring off, brown bread, brewis, bread coffee, bubble and squeak. Original tape held in the collections of the Swift River Valley Historical Society.

Audrey R. Duckert Quabbin Valley Oral History Collection