Surry is a stunning compilation of photographs anchored in two core portfolios. One is the work of James E. Harvey, who captured Surry during the transitional first decade of the twentieth century. The second collection is the archive of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which documents the construction of the dam from its initial survey to completion, 1.2 million cubic yards of stone and concrete later. Here is the inside story of how a force of nature-the Ashuelot River-was dammed.
Author: Surry Historical Committee
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.22h x 6.58w x 0.34d
About the Author
Surry Historical Committee: - Members of the Surry History Committee chose some two hundred rare photographs to tell the history of the town. During their years of research, they compiled oral histories, house and family genealogies, and other documents. Richard A. Scaramelli, consulting editor, taught history at Keene State College for two decades and served as trustee and president of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. He and the committee have produced a fascinating and fitting tribute to this river town.