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Author Peaks of buildings.

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Joined: Oct 2007
Jun 22, 2008 06:15

I respectfully take issue with the statement that stories of peaks of building being seen are just that, stories.

As a teenager in the 1950's I recall a picture in the Boston Globe of a church steeple potruding from the waters of the Quabbin during a period of drout. The ensuing quote from Wikipedia will reinforce this obsrvation:

"When the buildings in the towns flooded by the reservoir were destroyed, the cellars were left intact. The remnants of the buildings and roads can occasionally be seen when the water level is low, and old roads that once led to the flooded towns can be followed to the water's edge."

Either all the building were not completely destroyed or so-called remnants such as a church steeple were left behind when the area was cleaned out.


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