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A short review on the Assabet River, the origins and variations of its name, and how it was intertwined in Maynard's early history.

Ben Smith Bridge seen from Main St. area.

A swimming area in the Assabet River behind the Town Building , running north of Martin St. The area was created by piling large rocks in the moving river to form a dam of sorts to raise the water level upstream.

The Assabet River seen from the old railroad bed. Crow Island protrudes into the river on the left side of the picture.

The ice house was built by Bent then later run by C. C. Murray and John Zaniewski.
The first photo was taken in 1903, the second is the remains after it burned in 1922 with the Concord, Maynard and Hudson Trolley chimney in the background, and the…

The ice house was built by John Comeau, later owned by Fred Taylor. It was located on the Stow side of the Assabet River by Russel Bridge, seen in photo.

View of the river from the Stow side.

The Assabet River. (Believed to be taken near Summer Hill Glen.)

The Assabet River. (Believed to be taken near Summer Hill Glen.)

The Assabet River. (Believed to be taken near Summer Hill Glen.)

Looking upstream of the Assabet River with the Woolen Mill in the background.

Photograph of the Mill and "canal" adjacent to Walnut Street (taken from the Main Street bridge) taken in 1915. Note the alternate or mis-spelling of Assabet ("Assabett") on the photograph. Also this is technically not the canal, but the…

Photograph of the Powder Mill Dam

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