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From the Archives: Frog Pond in Boston Common

— Originally posted Jun 25, 2013 @7:25pm — – When the Boston Common was founded in 1634, the Frog Pond was a spring-fed watering hole for cows. In the 1850s, the city built a fountain inside the pond to commemorate the recently established waterworks that brought clean water to Boston. In 1898, the pond became a swimming hole, and city kids still wade in it on warm summer days.

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