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Boston's Back Bay : the story of America's greatest nineteenth-century landfill project

Author: William A Newman; Wilfred E Holton
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press ; Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2006.
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A fascinating look at the people, politics, and technology behind the massive landfill project that filled Boston's Back Bay

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Newman, William A.
Boston's Back Bay.
Boston : Northeastern University Press ; Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2006
(DLC) 2005035371
(OCoLC)62755485
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William A Newman; Wilfred E Holton
OCLC Number: 645001262
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Prehistory of the Back Bay --
Why fill the Back Bay? --
Planning and financing the Back Bay Landfill --
Locomotives and steam shovels --
Gravel trains and bold entrepreneurs --
A shocking development fails to derail the project --
Environmental problems and zoning.
Responsibility: William A. Newman and Wilfred E. Holton.

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