"the cattle-trough in Spring Lane"
Present-day Spring Lane
Creative Commons AttributionPresent-day Spring Lane - Credit: Josh Graciano

Spring Lane is so-called because it was the site of ”the Great Spring of Boston” which provided fresh, clean water to the settlers (and their cattle) for over two centuries. This once-central vein of Boston is today a narrow alleyway which links Washington and Devonshire Streets in the Downtown area.

Cattle trough
Creative Commons AttributionCattle trough - Credit: Jessica Mulley

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