BOOKS BY J.R. GREENE:
Seven collections of poetry - out of print
Athol’s Past in Maps, 1974 - out of print
An Atlas of the Quabbin Valley, 1975, 1983 - out of print
The Creation of Quabbin Reservoir, 1981 (ISBN 0-9609404-0-5) $14.95
A full-length history of the Swift River valley and the reservoir that covered it; illus., maps.
An Atlas of the Ware River Diversion, 1983 - out of print
The Day Four Quabbin Towns Died, 1983 (ISBN 0-9609404-4-8) $11.95
A narrative of the last days of the Swift River valley before it was flooded; illus., map.
Calvin Coolidge: A Biography in Picture Postcards, 1987 (ISBN 0-0609404-6-4) $9.95
The life of the 30th President, illus. with 80 postcard views, and a narrative text.
An Atlas of the Quabbin Valley & Ware River Diversion, 1989 (ISBN 1-884132-03-0) $6.95 - out of print
The basic text on the history of the Swift and Ware River valley villages taken for Metro. Boston’s water projects, with maps, illus., and a brief guide to hiking and fishing at these places.
The Other Lost Valley, 1991 - out of print
A Bibliography of Quabbin Valley History, 1992 - out of print
The Hampden Railroad: A Reprint of a 1913 Article with Historical Notes by J.R. Greene, 1992 $6.50
Strange Tales From Old Quabbin, 1993 (ISBN 1-884132-00-6) $11.95
True stories of unusual lives and incidents in the towns of the old Swift River Valley.
Historic Quabbin Hikes, 1994 (ISBN 1-884132-01-4) $11.95
A guide to hiking many of the old roads in the Quabbin watershed, with illus. and maps.
The Mass. Central: Quabbin’s Phantom Railroad, 1996 (ISBN 1-884132-04-7) $14.95
A history of the predecessor line of the Central Mass. Division of the B&M RR, illus., maps.
Calvin Coolidge’s Plymouth Vermont, 1997 (ISBN 0-7524-0945-X) $16.99 - out of print
A pictorial history of the hometown of the 30th president, including his family, youth, and later visits there. illus., map.
More Strange Tales From Old Quabbin, 1999 (ISBN 1-884132-05-7) $11.95
More true stories of unusual lives and incidents in the towns of the old Swift River valley, illus.
Henry W. Smith: Quabbin’s Controversial Spiritualist, 1999 (ISBN 1-884132-06-5) $9.95
A Biography of a wealthy valley man who caused much controversy by his propagation of Spiritualism in Greenwich and Enfield in the late 1800’s, illus.
Quabbin’s Railroad: The Rabbit, Volume 1, the Independent Years 1869-1880, 2002 (ISBN 1-884-132-07-3) $19.95
Quabbin's Railroad: The Rabbit, Volume 2, The Independent Years, 1880 - 1935 (2007), $24.95. The two glossy volumes comprise a complete and well - illustrated history of the branch of the Boston & Albany RR that connected Athol and Springfield, MA through the doomed Swift River valley (This should go after the listing for volume 1, but before the calendar listing.)
Quabbin History Calendar (Annually since 1986) These feature views from the Old Swift River valley villages and towns.
The author is available for slide programs on the history of the Mass. Central RR, the Athol Branch of the Boston & Albany RR (The "Rabbit"), the history of the towns affected by Quabbin Reservoir, the Creation of Quabbin Reservoir, or the life of Calvin Coolidge.
The Author is seeking memorabilia from the old Swift River and Ware River valley villages taken for Boston’s water supply projects, and items relating to the Athol Branch of the Boston & Albany RR. He is willing to purchase photographs, postcards, clipping scrapbooks, timetables, posters, ephemera, and other items from these lost places and that railroad.
J. R. Greene may be contacted at 26 Bearsden Rd., Athol, Massachusetts, 01331-3402. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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