Silvy's Place is located on the upper waters of the Trout or Furnace Brook are several stretches of excellent meadow land. Some were owned by the Faunce and Washburn families. Silvia Washburn inherited some of these lands, among them a piece of meadow ground directly on the Trout Brook, or rather through which the brook flowed. It was called Silvy's meadow or Silvy's place, and after the lands were sold, the name persisted. The meadow was brought by men interested in the development of the mills on Trout Brook; more water was constantly needed for meeting the increasing demands of the industries of the town; it was decided to flow Silvy's meadow and thus form a storage reservoir for the use of the mill below; and the upper pond on Trout Brook is the result. The flowed territory extends well up toward the headwaters of the brook. The old dyke still stands, with its lovely little waterfall where the stream plunges to the lower level, and the remains of the old Holmes& Hammond ice house which burned some years ago. After the freshet destroyed the canal from Winter Meadow Pond, now known as Russells Pond, the present canal was made by Thomas Russell (the man who has left evidence of so many feats of mill engineering and development of water-power in Kingston) who acquired the system about that time. From him the old Winter Meadow Pond was name. Silvy's Place is frequently called "Silver Place" but that is not the true name for it. Silvy Washburn owned it.

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