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Town of Windsor, Connecticut
Maker:Prepared by the Metropolitan District Commission , American, founded 1929
Lithography; colored printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 47 x 35in. (119.4 x 88.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 48 x 36 1/8in. (121.9 x 91.8cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: Windsor was one of the original towns that joined the Metropolitan District Commission. The MDC was formed in 1929 to address the needs of Hartford and its immediate suburbs with respect to water supply and sewage disposal. Windsor at the time had no sewage treatment plant; its sewers still drained directly into the Farmington River and the Connecticut River. Early plans called for all of the area sewage to be treated in one central plant in Hartford, but additional sewage treatment plants were soon required as the pollution of the Connecticut River began to be perceived as a major problem. The Poquonock Water Pollution Control Plant in Windsor was completed in the early 1960s, roughly ten years before this map was made. The Metroplitan District Commission issued its maps in different sizes. This is an example of one of the larger maps.
Description: Map of the town of Windsor, Connecticut with East Granby and Windsor Locks to the north, the Connecticut River to the east, Hartford to the south, and Bloomfield and East Granbuy to the west. Highways and local roads are shown and named. Cemeteries, historic sites, parks, and schools are shown. Open space is green. The Connecticut River, the Farmington River, and other streams and ponds are blue. The MDC Poquonock Water Pollution Control Plant and the Town of Windsor Sanitary Landfill are both shown. A street index and a key to educational facilities; recreational, cultural, and historic places; and government offices is at lower left. A compass is at upper right.
Cartographic Note: One inch equals 1000 feet
Inscription: On recto, lower left, printed in black ink, "TOWN OF / WINDSOR / CONNECTICUT / 1977" On verso, lower right, in pencil, "1988.216.0" "088214"
Object Number: 1988.216.0
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