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situated within the southwest nook of latest Hampshire, Surry is an unspoiled city that during spite of significant switch keeps the characteristics of a nineteenth-century village. Framed by means of average good looks, Surry used to be just like different quiet New England hill cities till the hundred-year floods of the Nineteen Thirties necessitated a dam. Bidding farewell to its regimen of farm and mill, mine and turnpike, the city authorized the development of the Surry Mountain Dam in 1938 and developed rapidly right into a fascinating leisure and home community.

Surry is a beautiful compilation of images anchored in center portfolios. One is the paintings of James E. Harvey, who captured Surry in the course of the transitional first decade of the 20 th century. the second one assortment is the archive of the U.S. military Corps of Engineers, which files the development of the dam from its preliminary survey to of entirety, 1.2 million cubic yards of stone and urban later. this is the interior tale of the way a strength of nature-the Ashuelot River-was dammed.

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