The Skug River is a tributary of the Ipswich River. Between 1964 and 1975, The Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS) purchased land north of Salem Street for the Skug River Reservation. The name Skug evolved through misspelling and mispronunciaton from Skunk/Scoonk. The Skug River is now merely a bubbling stream where once it powered gristmill, sawmill, and soapstone works during the 18th and 19th centuries.
- “Avis: A History in Conservation by Juliet Haines Mofford, (333.7 Mof) pages. 206-210
- The Townswoman's Andover by Bessie Goldsmith (974.45 Gol)"Soapstone Quarry", pages 36+
--Glenda 11:50, January 26, 2007 (EST)
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