Runaway Pond - Glover
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 37.965 W 072° 12.681
18T E 721189 N 4945938
Quick Description: A slight miscalculation...
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2011 1:23:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMCCBJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
Runaway Pond
On this site, on June 6, 1810 settlers dug an outlet to the north from what was then known as Long Pond. The retaining bank collapsed, causing all water from the 1.5-mile long pond to be discharged toward Barton River, and on to Lake Memphremagog, with extensive damage to the countryside, but no loss of life.

"No loss of life" meaning no human life. Several sheep, cows and horses were lost.

See also this article (PDF).

Marker Name: Runaway Pond

Location: Glover

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