North Montpelier Historic District: State Historic Marker

Inscription from StateHistoricMarker: “This small community – once called Rich’s Hollow – was settled in the late 1700s and during the 19th century was an important cultural and industrial center area. Samuel Rich created North Montpelier Pond by damming the Kingsbury Branch to power a sawmill, gristmill, and woolen mill that operated until 1970. BusinessesContinue reading “North Montpelier Historic District: State Historic Marker”

Cowboys in Stowe Thanks to Chuck & Jann Perkins

Who are Chuck and Jann Perkins? From Vermont Ski and Ride: “Chuck Perkins, a University of Vermont grad, was working for J.C. Penney when he and his wife Jann decided to open the Alpine Shop in Burlington. They bought an old building, tore it down and rebuilt a small chalet-style structure. They lived upstairs, withContinue reading “Cowboys in Stowe Thanks to Chuck & Jann Perkins”

Civilian Conservation Corps Built THIS Side Camp!

“The Stowe CCC Side Camp, now known as the Vermont State Ski Dorm, is a historic residence hall at 6992 Mountain Road in Stowe, Vermont. Built in 1935 by crews of the Civilian Conservation Corps, it is one of the largest surviving CCC-built housing units to survive in the state. It was converted for useContinue reading “Civilian Conservation Corps Built THIS Side Camp!”

The Ski Trooper: 10th Mountain Soldier Statue or The History of the Ski Patrol in the United States

“HOW CHARLES “MINNIE” DOLE CREATED THE NATIONAL SKI PATROL In the winter of 1936, Charles “Minnie” Dole, a veteran and outdoors enthusiast, recognized a problem. On a skiing trip on the Toll Road at Mount Mansfield in Vermont, Dole fell and broke an ankle. His friend and fellow skier, Frank Edson, assisted with his injuryContinue reading “The Ski Trooper: 10th Mountain Soldier Statue or The History of the Ski Patrol in the United States”

The Grave of Bill W.: Co-Founder of AA

https://youtube.com/shorts/fh0iIqY8SIk?feature=share “William Griffith Wilson (November 26, 1895 – January 24, 1971), also known as Bill Wilson or Bill W., was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). AA is an international mutual aid fellowship with about two million members worldwide belonging to approximately 10,000 groups, associations, organizations, cooperatives, and fellowships of alcoholics helping other alcoholics achieveContinue reading “The Grave of Bill W.: Co-Founder of AA”

Crest of Mount Equinox

The Mount Equinox Skyline Drive is 5.2 miles of paved road. It is the longest privately owned toll road in the United States. A friend and I paid the $30 bucks (car plus 1 passenger) to drive to the top of Mount Equinox via the Skyline Drive toll road. At the top, among other things,Continue reading “Crest of Mount Equinox”

1800’s Graffiti Written in Stone at Mount Equinox Summit

“History of the Hearthstones: The fireplace hearths at the Sky Line Inn are quite unique, and to tell about them one must delve a little into the past. In the late 1800’s it was quite the fashion to climb on foot to the summit of Mount Equinox by one of the several trails that thenContinue reading “1800’s Graffiti Written in Stone at Mount Equinox Summit”

Old Mill and Dam: Slate History Trail

“Little Hazard Brook once powered sawmills and slate mills as it wound its way from Glen Lake, or Screwsriver Pond, to Lake Bomoseen. From the sawmill, Hazard Brook ran underground to the waterwheel in the slate mill. An old outlet near the Barlow house may have furnished water power for earlier mills. “-Bomoseen State ParkContinue reading “Old Mill and Dam: Slate History Trail”

Remainder of Slate Mill

“The Slate Mill: In 1868, the slate company built a new mill for the preparation of purple and green flooring, billiard tables, sinks and washtubs. At the time the mill was constructed, it was one of the largest slate finishing mills in the country. The mill was powered by a waterwheel 24 feet in diameter.Continue reading “Remainder of Slate Mill”

Rev. George S. Brown: FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN MINISTER IN VERMONT!

I was in Wolcott, Vermont earlier this week. As I drove through the town center, I noticed an historic marker. So, I stopped to read it. What I discovered was very interesting and knew others would find it interesting as well. “Reverend Brown was the first African American Methodist minister in Vermont. He was bornContinue reading “Rev. George S. Brown: FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN MINISTER IN VERMONT!”

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