Delaware County NY Genealogy and History Site
|photo by Gary Teed
CANNONSVILLE RESERVOIR - The construction of the Cannonsville Reservoir in Delaware County, NY was started in 1955 and placed into service in 1964, it holds 95.7 billion gallons at full capacity. "When the water filled the valley, it consumed 19,910 acres of Delaware County; eliminating 94 farms, destroying five settlements - Cannonsville, Granton, Rock Rift, Rock Royal and Beerston, and displacing 941 people."
The following written by Gary Teed from a store of memories of when he was a seven year old boy during this tumultuous time. This is a streaming file so all should be able to get this quite easily.
"OH, CANNONSVILLE" by Gary Teed
Lyrics only to "OH, CANNONSVILLE" by Gary Teed
Correspondence at the Delaware County, NY Mailing List Archives
a service of the Delaware County Historical Association located at 46549 State Highway 10, Delhi, NY 13753
Online since 1996 - created and managed by Joyce Riedinger