In the visitor center at top of hill. "What do you think this pail was used for?" quizzed the caption, pointing out the rounded bottom that would keep it from staying upright on the ground. For their version of a sprinkler system, it turns out: the emergency pail stays filled with water on the emergency hook, and it's not of much use to steal.

Higher resolution copy here

June 20, 2004

More photos taken in/at Summit House (3), Skinner State Park (10), Hadley (21), Massachusetts (470), USA (1166).

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