Getting lost in time

The New England Cement Company Kiln and Quarry historic site in    Woodbridge, Con   n., a busy place in the 19 Century.

The New England Cement Company Kiln and Quarry historic site in Woodbridge, Conn., a busy place in the 19 Century.

This postcard from the early 1900s depicts the bucolic community of Greenwich, Mass. – one of the four towns lost in the 1930s with the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir .


This postcard from the early 1900s depicts the bucolic community of Greenwich, Mass. – one of the four towns lost in the 1930s with the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir.

“There is a house that is no more a house
Upon a farm that is no more a farm
And in a town that is no more a town.
The road there, if you'll let a guide direct you
Who only has at heart your getting lost,
May seem as if it should have been a quarry -
Great monolithic knees the former town
Long since gave up pretense of keeping covered.’’

— From “Directive,’’ by Robert Frost