Pond History

 

This material is under development, but please browse and enjoy it as it develops.  If you have material that might be of value in this section, please contact  Dave Spencer, John LaRosaRusty Reader or Jon Desilets.  Also if you have comments or suggestions, please give them to any of the above people as well. 

If you haven't read Marion Proudfoot's "Camping at Groton Pond" (see Documents), you will enjoy it.  If you read it years ago, you will enjoy reading it again.

 

 

Date Highlights    

 

1873: M & WR Railroad line completed

 

1883: Forest fire of 2000 acres around the Pond

 

1908: Forest fire on west side of pond behind Plainfield Camp

 

1931: Town built road to south end of lake from Ricker's Mill

 

1934: Forest Road (Rte 232) and small Stillwater campground & picnic area built by the CCC

 

1938: Hurricane

 

1947: Electricity to the north end

 

1956: Last train through the forest

 

1959: Construction of road around the north end

 

1961: Boulder Beach opened

 

1965: Telephone to most of pond (Molly's Pond Telephone Co.)

 

1966: Concrete dam built by state - raised water a couple of feet

 

For more dates of Pond related events, click here.

 

 

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