Bad Luck Pond
Bad Luck Pond, as it exists today, was formed by the construction of a dam across Bad Luck Brook, on the far side of the pond in 1911, on a site of an earlier dam built in 1838, through neglect, the earlier dam had deteriorated and washed away with a roar June 2nd 1859. The rushing flood waters destroyed bridges in Rehoboth, and crushed part of the cotton mill in Rehoboth Village seeing the dam about to wash away,---- mounted his horse and rushed ahead of the flood, warning residents of the danger, so there were no injuries.
Presently, the pond, in conjunction with the Shad Factory Reservoir in south Rehoboth, supplies water to Bristol-Warren, R.I. water system.
Erected by Rehoboth Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Colonial Era • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is June 2, 1859.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Bullock- Samuel Baker Sawmill site 1750-1850 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Samual Baker Grist & Sawmill Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hornbine School (approx. 2 miles away); Horton Signal (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Original Oak Swamp Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Anawan House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Anawan House-Inn (approx. 2.4 miles away); Liberty Tree (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rehoboth.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.