|At the turn of the century, the Rocky River valley was a quiet, productive farming community nestled in the foothills of Connecticut's Berkshire Mountains. On July 15, 1926, the Connecticut Light and Power Company's board of directors approved a plan to create a lake for the purpose of producing electric power, a decision that changed the face of the valley forever. Plans moved quickly, and the company bought the valley land and built several dams to contain the water. On February 25, 1928, the fill-up began, and in a mere seven months, Candlewood Lake was born. The historic images in Candlewood Lake illustrate the history of the lake basin from its beginnings to the present day.|
|Author||Gary Smolen, Susan Murphy|
|Number Of Pages||128 pages|
|Series||Images of America Ser.|
|LC Classification Number||F102.C2M875 2005|
Average review score based on 2 user reviews
A great history of the times and how it was done and is still under there...
Remember the ending of the movie "O' Brother How Art Thou", that's how this lake was formed and if your a fisherman, what's down there provides some great cover and structure for some great fishing....
Great pictures and details about the lake from its beginning and creation to recent years. Contains evidence that I did not know about where the pump station was placed and why, and how large the lake actually is. Living in CT is not enough.