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GHOST TOWNS OF THE ASHOKAN RESERVOIR.

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Title: GHOST TOWNS OF THE ASHOKAN RESERVOIR.
Authors: POWELL, ERIC A. (AUTHOR)
Source: Archaeology. May/Jun2024, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p55-62. 8p. 11 Color Photographs, 3 Black and White Photographs, 2 Maps.
Abstract: The article explores the impact of the Ashokan Reservoir construction on rural communities in the Catskill Mountains. The reservoir, built to supply water to New York City, led to the flooding and relocation of several hamlets, resulting in the destruction of numerous homes, stores, churches, and mills. Archaeologist April Beisaw and her team have been studying and documenting the remains of these communities to ensure their preservation. The article also discusses the historical context of water supply struggles in New York City, which often involved displacing communities with little political power. Efforts have been made to identify individuals buried in the relocated Bushkill Cemetery, but some graves remain unidentified. [Extracted from the article]
Subject Terms: *Lost architecture, Ghost towns, Poor people, City dwellers, Algonquins (North American people)
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ISSN: 00038113
Database: Art & Architecture Complete
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