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Boston’s Back Bay
The Story of America’s Greatest Nineteenth-Century Landfill Project
William Newman, Wilfred E. Holton

Northeastern University Press



Contents

• Preface
• Prehistory of the Back Bay
• Why Fill the Back Bay?
• Planning and Financing the Back Bay Landfill
• Locomotives and Steam Shovels
• Gravel Trains and Bold Entrepreneurs
• A Shocking Development Fails to Derail the Project
• Environmental Problems and Zoning
• Epilogue
• Notes
• Index

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