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Rehoboth in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bad Luck Pond

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. Bad Luck Pond Marker
Inscription. The name "Bad Luck" (origin unknown) has been associated with this area since the early 1700's. The Beverly and Kelton families operated a water powered saw mill for many years on the North side of the pond beginning in the 18th century.

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.
 
Location. 41° 49.534′ N, 71° 12.87′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Reservoir Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rehoboth MA 02769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are

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By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Bad Luck Pond Marker
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.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraWaterways & Vessels
 
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By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
3. Bad Luck Pond
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 63 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.
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