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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Travelogue film of New England - 1940s

Have a look at a nostalgic view of New England in this travelogue film from the 1940s.  Summer in New England is something eternal.

Or watch on YouTube here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Link to replay of Quabbin novel presentation

Four towns…dismantled as an entire valley is prepared to be flooded.
The past is being wiped clean, the present threatens, the future belongs to the fearless.

Three generations weave a tapestry of isolation and stubborn independence, battling the forces of nature, the Commonwealth, and each other in this family saga. A courageous girl becomes the guardian of her family’s heritage, and ultimately, the one to determine what happens next.

Beside the Still Waters is based on actual events that displaced four entire towns in central Massachusetts in the 1920s and 1930s for the construction of the Quabbin Reservoir. Families are torn apart, divided between those who protest the construction, those who give up and leave while they can, and those who help to build the dam that will flood the towns. 


Last December, I gave a Zoom PowerPoint presentation on the historical background of my novel Beside the Still Waters.

Here's a link to the replay of this talk for the Amherst (Massachusetts) Historical Society. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Forest Park ponds - Springfield, Massachusetts

 A postcard view of the lily ponds at Forest Park, Springfield, Massachusetts, possibly from the 1920s.


Jacqueline T. Lynch is the author of States of Mind: New England

Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain: 70 Years of Summer Theatre on Mt. Tom, Holyoke, Massachusetts

The Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts

Beside the Still Waters (a novel of the Quabbin Reservoir towns); 

and the Double V Mysteries series of novels set around New England in the early 1950s.

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