Croton Friends of History

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Building the New Croton Dam

By any measure, the New Croton Dam is an engineering marvel. For 14 years (from 1892 to 1906) as many as 1,000 workers used more than 500 pieces of heavy machinery, 745,000 barrels of cement, 100,000 tons of coal and an incalculable quantity of locally quarried stone to build the dam. It is said to be the third largest hand-hewn structure in the world after the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Wall of China. Village Historian Marc Cheshire will describe the construction process and the lasting impact the project had on the village.