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Candlewood: Man-Made Lake, Largest In Connecticut, Ghost town, Buried evidence, hidden history

spirit warrior of the mist man
Published on 15 Oct 2021 / In People and Blogs

Welcome back to the channel. Today we will look at the largest lake in the U.S. state of Connecticut, which just so happens to be man-made. We will focus on the current narrative history of the lake known as “Candlewood”. Oddly, for a lake constructed in the 1920’s we see very little in the way of retaining walls, reinforcement against disaster, or anything built with brick or any sort of masonry (besides a few dams).

For being the largest lake in Connecticut, “built” less than 100 years ago, we also have an odd lack of construction photographs in general. Today we will look at the handful of photographs I was able to locate.

Essentially, the lake was created by flooding an elevated area - an area which was home to a village, containing over 100 buildings and 35 families, all of which seemed to disappear just as quickly as the water rose.

Let’s begin our deep dive into the history of Candlewood Lake, Connecticut’s largest lake. I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments down below ⬇️

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