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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and The Conservation Fund are pleased announce the availability of a new publication Where Our Four Towns Meet…The Prosper Valley of Barnard, Bridgewater, Pomfret, and Woodstock: A Place “Too Important to be Left to Chance.” The 40-page color publication celebrates the people, landscape and heritage of the Prosper Valley—from the highlands near
The publication explores the qualities that people value most in the Valley in an effort to stimulate a broader four-town conversation about its future. “As neighbors of Prosper Valley the National Park Service believes that its agricultural heritage deserves greater recognition, respect and attention given the role that the Valley’s farms play in maintaining the corridor’s pastoral character, open lands and wildlife habitat,” said park superintendent Rolf Diamant.
Where Our Four Towns Meet reflects the contributions of many residents of
Historically, places within the Valley have been named for natural features, human settlement, and declarations of hope: The Gulf, Willow Vale, and English Mills, which became known as Prosper. The old “
The publication was funded by the National Park Service and a grant from Laurance Spellman Rockefeller Fund. The Conservation Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting