The little Spring Brook rises in the swamp on the southerly side of Wapping Road and flows through the Spring Brook Farm, a mere trickle in ordinary seasons, but increased by the many springs along the way. As it formerly ran, it furnished refrigeration for the housewives at the old Cooke House (which is now known as Spring Brook Farm), the dairy of "spring house" being built over the brook and the dairy products kept cool and sweet by the cold spring water. Later the brook was diverted and the yard graded so that now the water runs some distance from the buildings. The westerly branch is the true Spring Brook. The easterly branch which rises beyond the Ring Road in a little swamp, and on which are several cranberry bogs, has never been named, so far as known.

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