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Encyclopedia > Jamaica Pond
Jamaica Pond, boathouse in distance, 2005
Jamaica Pond, boathouse in distance, 2005
1924 Map of Jamaica Pond
Skating on Jamaica Pond, 1859
Skating on Jamaica Pond, 1859

Jamaica Pond is a kettle pond surrounded by Jamaica Park, part of the Emerald Necklace of parks in Boston designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Jamaica Pond and Park are largely in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, although they also border the town of Brookline. Image File history File linksMetadata Jamaica-pond-3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Jamaica-pond-3. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 742 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1268 × 1024 pixel, file size: 945 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jamaica Pond, Wext Roxbury, Massachusetts - skating scene (1859). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 742 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1268 × 1024 pixel, file size: 945 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jamaica Pond, Wext Roxbury, Massachusetts - skating scene (1859). ... A kettle is a landform feature in glaciated terrain. ... Boston Public Garden, the second link of the Emerald Necklace The Emerald Necklace consists of an 1,100-acre chain of parks linked by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Jamaica Plain, commonly known as JP, is a historic neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Norfolk County Settled 1638 Incorporated 1705 Government  - Type Representative town meeting Area  - Town  6. ...


The pond has an area of about 68 acres (28 ha), and is 53 feet (16 m) deep at its center (MassWildlife map), making it the largest body of fresh water in Boston. It is ringed by a walking path, and is an extremely popular destination for Bostonians for walking, fishing, and sailing.


Jamaica Park connects on its north side to Olmsted Park. The small distance on the south end between Jamaica Park and the Arnold Arboretum is one of the few gaps in the Emerald Necklace. Olmsted Park is a linear park in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts, and a part of Bostons Emerald Necklace of connected parks and parkways. ... The Arnold Arboretum is one of the worlds finest research arboretums. ...


Overlooking Jamaica Pond is Pinebank Mansion, the summer home of Edward Newton Perkins. Now in poor condition, Friends of Pinebank seeks to restore this historic treasure. Built in 1868 by John Hubbard Sturgis, Pinebank Mansion is a Queen Anne-style house that sits on a hill overlooking Jamaica Pond in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Jamaica Pond is also well known as the home of the Albino Squirrel, a local favorite. It has grown large after numerous visitors have fed it a diet of bread crumbs and nuts.


More information about Jamaica Pond may be found at jamaicapond.com. Additional pictures of Jamaica Pond can be found at The Jamaica Pond Project.


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Jamaica Plain Historical Society - 'Locales' Editor - - Jamaica Pond (1898 words)
Samuel Cabot of the Pond's north shore in a 1940 lecture.
February 1, 1855 - I proceeded in the omnibus to Jamaica Pond.
The Jamaica Pond Project has already planted a companion willow, but in order to sustain more, the isle itself must be rebuilt for the soil to take on other willows.
Jamaica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2876 words)
Jamaica slowly gained increasing independence from the United Kingdom, and in 1958 Jamaica became a province in the Federation of the West Indies, a federation between all the British West Indies.
Jamaica's current Constitution was drafted in 1962 by a bipartisan joint committee of the Jamaican legislature.
The Parliament of Jamaica is bicameral, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
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