Discovering the Lost Town of Jerusalem: A Fascinating Dive into Candlewood Lake’s History
What lies at the bottom of Candlewood Lake are remnants of what life was like in the Rocky River Valley before the flood.
Referencing the Candlewood Lake Authority website, it all began in late July of 1926 when 1,400 laborers descended from Canada upon the valley that was to be Candlewood Lake to clear 5,500 acres of land which took them 18 months to complete. On February 28, 1928, the first pumping operations began pouring water from the Housatonic River into the valley. On September 28, 1928, Candlewood Lake was born.