he Historic Dam Trail in Williamsburg Early one morning in May 1874, the Williamsburg Reservoir Dam burst.A wall of water tumbled, rolled,and roared down the Mill River valley. In the span of 60 minutes the flood washed away flour mill villages, killed 139 men, women and children, and changed the course of our town’s history forever.Along this trail you can discover the ruins of the historic reservoir dam and, with imagination, experience the first moments of the Mill River Disaster of May 16, 1874.Best Historic trail in the Hilltowns! Read the kiosk stories, remarkable tour of a tragedy, beautiful trail! 3 miles round trip, we spent 3 hours here, learning the history. Ashfield Road in Williamsburg.
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