Wachusett Dam & Reservoir

Get a Horse!

Hard to imagine what life would be like without automobiles, trucks or diesel machines.

Yet, the people were the same. They made do with what they had, just as they have always done.

At the time this project was built, available power systems included electricity, steam, compressed air, rails and…the horse.

They used incredible ingenuity to make these tools do amazing things. Without these early developments many of the systems we enjoy today would not exist.

The horse, having been around for centuries, was far from obsolete. It would take the internal combustion engine to accomplish that.

Here is the story of the horse and its contribution to the Wachusett Dam & Reservoir.





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