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© Copyright 2005 Mark Ostow


Lois Barnes's parents were both officers of the town of Prescott, which was virtually empty by 1929. They later moved to Greenwich. By the time the flooding of the valley began, Ms. Barnes had already begun her studies at what is now the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She currently lives down the road from her alma mater and is an active member of "Friends of Quabbin."
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Harvey Dickinson's family left Greenwich in 1931, when he was seven. They moved two towns over to Belchertown where he still resides. Mr. Dickinson helps curate the Swift River Valley Historical Society, a museum in New Salem, Massachusetts, dedicated to the memory of the valley and the people who lived there.
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© Copyright 2005 Mark Ostow


Earl Cooley is president of the "Dana Reunion Society." His sister, Florence May Cooley Avery, is secretary and treasurer. They left Dana in 1938 and currently live in Barre, Massachusetts, which is one town over from where their home used to stand.
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Bob Wilder's family left Enfield in 1938. They moved just two towns away to Warren, Massachusetts. Today, he lives in neighboring Brookfield and still does speaking engagements at various schools about the flooding of the Swift River Valley.
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