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Thoreau's Cove, Concord, Mass.
Thoreau's Cove, Concord, Mass.

Walden Pond is a 102-foot (31 m) deep pond, 61 acres in area and 1.7 miles around, located in Concord, Massachusetts. A famous example of a kettlehole, it was formed by retreating glaciers 10,000 - 12,000 years ago. Thoreaus Cove, Concord, Mass. ... Thoreaus Cove, Concord, Mass. ... A pond is a body of water smaller than a lake. ... Settled: 1635 â€“ Incorporated: 1635 Zip Code(s): 01742 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... A kettle is a landform feature in glaciated terrain. ...


The writer, naturalist, and philosopher Henry David Thoreau lived on the shores of the pond for two years starting in the summer of 1845. His account of the experience was recorded in Walden, or, Life in the Woods, and made the spot famous. Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862; born David Henry Thoreau) was an American author, development critic, naturalist, transcendentalist, pacifist, tax resister and philosopher who is most famous for his written account, Walden, a reflection upon simple living amongst nature, and his essay, Civil Disobedience... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Boston's "Ice King", Frederic Tudor, harvested ice yearly on Walden Pond for export to the Caribbean, Europe, and India. In his journal, Thoreau philosophized upon the wintry sight of Tudor's ice harvesters: "The sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well ... The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges." Frederic Tudor (September 4, 1783 - February 6, 1864) was Bostons Ice King, the founder of the Tudor Ice Company, and a merchant who made a fortune shipping ice to the Caribbean, Europe, and even as far away as India from sources of fresh water in New England. ... Early morning on the Ganges The River Ganges (Ganga in Indian languages) (Devanagiri गंगा) is a major river in northern India. ...


Now managed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Walden Pond State Reservation is a popular swimming destination in the summer. In the spring and fall, many people hike the trails that ring the pond and visit the site of Thoreau's one-room cabin. State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ...


In 1990, Eagles member and solo artist Don Henley initiated The Walden Woods Project to prevent the area around Walden Pond from being developed. The Eagles redirects here. ... Don Henley Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ...


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Walden Pond in winter, 2005
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Walden Pond in winter, 2005
Walden Pond's only building.
Walden Pond's only building.

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Walden Pond State Reservation (959 words)
Because of Thoreau's legacy, Walden Pond has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is considered the birthplace of the conservation movement.
Walden Pond was surrounded by one of the few remaining woodlands in a heavily farmed area.
Walden Pond State Reservation is located near Lincoln and Concord in the Greater Boston Area.
Walden Pond Photos (Walden-Pond.net) (1637 words)
Walden Pond is 1.5 miles south of Concord (pronounced locally the same way most people pronounce "conquered"), Massachusetts, 15 miles northwest of Boston.
There is a sandy beach all the way around the pond, and on warm summer days the nearby parking lot is overflowing with cars and there are hundreds of people swimming and fishing in the pond.
I also noticed that there are no trash bins anywhere around the pond (except beside the building on the main beach), despite the fact that people use beaches all around the pond.
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