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Before the widespread availability of refrigeration one of the only way to keep things cool was with ice. Fresh water supplies, such as the Assabet River flowing through town, was a source of ice during the winter and a major industry grew up around…
A history of the water department in Maynard through 1966.
Map showing the early source of water for Maynard.
Historically housed pumps that moved water from tanks at the rear of the building. Water flowed from White Pond into the tanks and was pumped up to the reservoir on Summer Hill.