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Redding in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Lake McDougall

 

—Putnam Memorial State Park —

 
Lake McDougall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
1. Lake McDougall Marker
Inscription. The stone dam which makes this pond was installed at the time of the park’s creation. But the stream was in existence during the 1778-79 army encampment. It is one of two main streams, one at either end of the camp, which provided water for the troops.
McDougall had been commander of Putnam’s Division prior to going into winter quarters. Gen. Washington placed the division under Putnam and kept McDougall in command of the Hudson Highlands.
 
Erected 2009 by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location. 41° 20.306′ N, 73° 22.972′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Putnam Park Road (Connecticut Route 58) and Connecticut Route 107, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Putnam Memorial State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Redding CT 06896, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Street (Fireback Row) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Putnam Memorial State Park (about 300 feet away); Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters
Lake McDougall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
2. Lake McDougall and Marker
The dam is behind the marker
(about 300 feet away); Camp Guardhouse (about 400 feet away); “Putnam’s Escape from Horseneck” (about 400 feet away); Visitor Center (1893 Pavilion) (about 400 feet away); Israel Putnam (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Redding.
 
Also see . . .  Putnam Memorial State Park, “Connecticut’s Valley Forge” by the Friends & Neighbors of P. (Submitted on January 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Downstream View of the Dam That Forms Lake McDougall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 20, 2010
3. Downstream View of the Dam That Forms Lake McDougall
The stream flows into Lake Putnam, across Putnam Park Road, in the recreation side of the park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 834 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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