Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Mill Stream Transformed

By the beginning of the Twentieth Century, the picturesque Second River was wearing several layers of grime and showed all the signs of abuse that heavy industry can bestow on a natural resource. Time and the Great Depression had closed the plants along the old mill stream. It seemed like a really good idea to return it to nature. It became a WPA project in the 1930s to convert the Second River into a grand park and Cherry Blossom wonderland. Watch as the work progresses -