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Notes

brass-band-wanted Discussion of the Cataract Quick Step, a musical score written for the South Hadley Brass Band, as a primary source revealing how people lived with the Connecticut River.

trout Trout acted as indicators of water purity not just in free flowing streams, but also in the cisterns and water tanks of ninteenth century cities and farms.