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“The peaceful river floweth gently by”—usually: A Brief History of the Hoosac Valley
By Lauren R. Stevens and friends
Introduction: “One of the handsomest streams . . .”
The short history of the Hoosac Valley over the last 500 years: Largely forested, largely deforested, and now largely forested again. Along with, the larger forest animals are returning. The related history of the Hoosic River: From pristine to badly polluted, to being able, once again, to perform many of its ecological functions. All the rest is good stories…… Read Lauren’s by following the link below. Readers are invited to comment on and suggest additional material. Please send any comments to [email protected].Hoosic History Essay by Lauren Stevens