Join the Phelps Mansion Museum and Broome County Historian Roger Luther for our next History Happy Hour
THE TAKING OF CANNONSVILLE
Not a tree was left standing. Every house, barn, business, church and school that remained was demolished or burned to the ground. At night fires glowed eerily throughout the smoke-filled valley. During the day bulldozers finished off whatever stone walls, chimneys and smoldering timbers remained. Trucks hauled away human remains disinterred from cemeteries and family graveyards. A century after his death Benjamin Cannon literally rolled in his grave. Today, his village of Cannonsville lies one hundred feet under New York City’s drinking water.
This program by Broome County Historian Roger Luther tells the story of Cannonsville and the reservoir. It includes vintage images of the former community and several rare photographs of the dam, reservoir and tunnels while under construction.
Cash Bar Provided by Water Street Brewing Company
General Admission $10.00
Museum Members $8.00
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