The Quabbin Reservoir was built in the 1930s to provide clean drinking water for the Boston region. Constructing the Quabbin involved flooding four towns in the Swift River Valley: Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott.
Over 2,500 people in these communities were forced to give up their homes to make way for the project. The towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott were officially dis-incorporated 83 years ago this month — on April 27, 1938 — but have not been forgotten.
Today, the Quabbin is recognized as one of the largest drinking-water reservoirs in the world but is still a place that brings bittersweet memories to those who once called it home.