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Building the Ashokan Reservoir

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Building the Ashokan Reservoir-a History

Frank Almquist-Historian

In 1913, the Olivebridge Dam was sealed.  It created the reservoir which provides New York

City with up to 40 percent of its fresh water.  The story begins in 1899, when surveyors chose

the site along the Esopus Creek.  But it was also home to more than 2,300 residents.  Almquist

describes the engineering feat of the century using modern techniques and local material, and

how the building of the Ashokan Reservoir impacted its engineers, workers and residents.

Details

Date:
October 25
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Sue Horowitz
Phone:
845-658-9013
Website:
rosendalelibrary.org

Venue

Rosendale Public Library
264 Main St
Rosendale, NY 12472 United States
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