Stop 5: Across the Tracks

Can you imagine a neighborhood on this spot?

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“When they did urban renewal and tearing down Mashapaug Pond, it was a disgrace.”

Today, the Huntington Industrial Park is a flat concrete jungle, home to businesses and bus stops, but once it was a tightly knit community. The slopes were flattened, the Mashapaug shoreline changed, and the families who lived there left or were pushed out. What was this area like before that happened? What happened after?

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Speakers:

  • Cliff Montiero
  • Ralph Simmons
  • June Simmons-McRae
  • Ed Hooks
  • Tall Oak Weeden

Resources:

Clip created by Benjamin Luton.

 

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