WARE, Mass. (WWLP) - A night of remembrance on Saturday in Ware.
75 years ago the once thriving Massachusetts towns of Dana, Enfield, Prescott and Greenwich were flooded and became what we know now as the Quabbin Reservoir.
A remembrance ball was held sponsored by friends of the Quabbin. The goal of the ball was to have a good time and remember this important day in western Massachusetts history.
"It's an accidental wilderness. It's a beautiful place to look at. Many people including a few near Springfield get water from it. But think of the human tragedy of the 2,500 who had to lose their homes and livelihoods in order for this to be built," J.R. Green told 22News.
The Quabbin Reservoir is now one of the largest reservoirs in the world and provides clean drinking water for the Boston region.