Doanes Falls of Massachusetts

November 30, 2004


Provided and copyright by: Evan Burrows
Summary authors & editors: Evan Burrows; Jim Foster

The photo above showing Doanes Falls, near Royalston, Massachusetts, was taken on October 14, 2004. Professor Edward Hitchcock, of Amherst College, wrote of Doanes Falls in 1838 - Its width, indeed, must be as much as 25 feet, and its depth considerable. In a short distance here the water descends, at several successive leaps, as much as 200 feet, between high walls of gneiss and granite. Toward the upper part of the descent, several mills are erected. - The mills are long gone, but the beauty of these picturesque falls endures, especially on a sunny, autumn afternoon.

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