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Old Joe’s Pond lay at the tail end of what had once been Stipes Inlet a small remainder of alarger body of water that had been filled in. In contrast to Laidlaw’s Pond just west of it, withfew factories nearbyto dump toxins into it, Old Joe’s seemed less polluted. There turtles, frogs,and fish navigated its waters, and Brightsiders enjoyed it recreationally all year round.

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