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1. View of Williamsburg, Mass. reservoir dam ruins after the 1874 Mill River Disaster View of Williamsburg, Mass. reservoir dam ruins after the 1874 Mill River Disaster Dam failures--Massachusetts; Disasters--United States; Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Dams--design and construction; Cheney, George, 1844-1918; Spelman, Onslow, 1821-1905 Stereographic view of the ruins of the Williamsburg Reservoir Company Dam after the Mill River Disaster On the morning of May 16, 1874 the huge earthen dam holding back a 100-acre water power reservoir...

2. Water turbine on site of William Skinner's silk mill, Skinnerville, Williamsburg, Mass., after the 1874 Water turbine on site of William Skinner's silk mill, Skinnerville, Williamsburg, Mass., after the 1874 Mill River Disaster Disasters--United States; Disasters--Massachusetts--Skinnerville; Dam failures--Massachusetts; Water turbines; Skinner, William, 1824-1902 Stereographic view of William Skinner's water turbine in Skinnerville after the Mill River Disaster On the morning of May 16, 1874 the huge earthen dam holding back a 100-acre water power reservoir three...

3. Williamsburg's official town weights and measures cabinet and accessories Williamsburg's official town weights and measures cabinet and accessories Weights, Balance; Weights and measures--History; Weights and measures--Law and legislation--Massachusetts This is a large (66 inch W x 77 inch H x 24 inch D) elaborately faux-grained wooden cabinet housing a beautifully machined precision equal-arm balance, a graduated set of weights for use on it, several...

4. Williamsburg conch shell, c. 1771 Williamsburg conch shell, c. 1771 Williamsburg (Mass.); Thayer, Joshua, 1742-1822; Local government-Massachusetts-Williamsburg; Shells; Wind instruments This conch shell was blown to call residents to the first meeting of the newly erected District of Williamsburgh on May 6, 1771, and to all Town Meetings for many years thereafter. At that first meeting...

5. Haydenville after Mill River Disaster, 1874 Haydenville after Mill River Disaster, 1874 Williamsburg (Mass.); Haydenville (Mass.); Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg This large (13.5 x 10.25 inches) and wonderfully detailed photograph was taken from an embankment above the raised railroad grade at the southeast end of Haydenville, one of the villages in Williamsburg,...

6. Brass water turbine model Brass water turbine model Machinery--Models; Water-power--United States--History; Water-power--Massachusetts; Machine industry--Massachusetts--Orange; Hunt, Waite & Flint; Turbine industry--United States--History Machined brass working model (3 x 3 x 3.5 inches) of a large water turbine of an advanced, highly efficient type that was used to power New England mills in the late 19th century. The model is easily disassembled...

7. Collins Graves' medal for heroism during the Mill River Disaster, Williamsburg, Mass., 1874 Collins Graves' medal for heroism during the Mill River Disaster, Williamsburg, Mass., 1874 Graves, Daniel Collins, 1840-1910; Disasters--Massachusetts--Williamsburg; Skinner, William, 1824-1902; Medals; Skinnerville (Mass.); Haydenville (Mass.) On May 16, 1874 a large water-power reservoir dam three miles above Williamsburg on the East Branch of the Mill River failed catastrophically, causing vast destruction and the loss of 139 lives in the...
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