Discovering the Ten Mile River–Downtown Attleboro

Marjorie Turner Hollman

DSC04910 Almost directly behind the Attleboro Public Library the Ten Mile River flows through downtown Attleboro.

In years past rivers were viewed as convenient dumping grounds, a quick way to flush away unwanted…everything. The past 30 years has brought a sea change in how cities and towns value their watersheds. But a challenge remains. A lot of the infrastructure of local downtowns for the most part blocks, or turns its back on their rivers. The rivers were a big part of why the cities grew up where they did. Attleboro, MA is no exception.

The Ten Mile River and Bungay Brook, which feeds into the Ten Mile River, flows right through the heart of downtown Attleboro,

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