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Town of Wethersfield Water Distribution System
Maker:Prepared by Metropolitan District Commission , American, founded 1929
Lithography; colored printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 25 1/2 x 35 1/2in. (64.8 x 90.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 26 x 36in. (66 x 91.4cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Wethersfield was one of the original towns to join in the formation of the Metropolitan District in 1929. It was then a small farming community (and the site of the Connecticut State Prison); by 1998, the prison was gone and Wethersfield had been overtaken by suburbanization, like much of central Connecticut, and was primarily a bedroom suburb for nearby Hartford.
Description: Map of the town of Wethersfield, Connecticut with Hartford and East Hartford to the north, the Connecticut River to the east, Rocky Hill to the south, and Newington to the west. A small triangle belonging to Wethersfield labeled "Hockanum Meadow" is on the east side of the Connecticut River. Streets, interstate highways and highway intersections, railroads, streams, and ponds are shown with water mains indicated in blue and red. The town includes much open space, mostly marshy. A Water Service Legend at lower right provides a key to hydrants, hydrants subject fo pumped pressure, gate valves (sixteen inch main or larger), MDC water mains (less than six inches in diameter, six to twenty-three inches in diameter, and twenty-four inches or larger in diameter), and private water mains. An index of Wethersfield streets is at the left.
Cartographic Note: One inch equals 1000 feet
Inscription: On recto, lower right, printed in black ink, "THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT / WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM / TOWN OF / WETHERSFIELD / CONNECTICUT / 1998" On verso, lower right, in pencil, accession number
Object Number: 2012.312.262
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