tim devin

The river never left us

Somerville MA once buried a river, and then forgot about it. Let's take a look at that.

In the 1870s, Somerville's once-beautiful waterways near Union Square became heavily polluted--so the state decided to bury them. After the work was done, everyone called it a day, and promptly forgot there was ever a river there in the first place.

Burying the river has had significant effects on our environment--and will continue to haunt us as global warming brings more and more rain our way. This zine looks at why the river was buried; how that decision has affected our environment; and what it all says about our culture.

Published by: Free the Future Press

Details: 36 pages. 7 illustrations + 3 maps. Gray cardstock cover, with green interior pages. 5.5" wide x 8.5" high.

Date: 2020.

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