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 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”

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”

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!”

Weird Stuff in the Woods Behind I-89 Northbound at Georgia, Vermont!

“Georgia’s Giant Puzzle Pieces There is a rather unusual landmark in Georgia that may have some people scratching their heads. That is – if you can find it. If you trudge up a gentle hill through knee deep weeds, behind the Georgia Interstate Rest Area, you come face to face with these life-sized jigsaw puzzleContinue reading “Weird Stuff in the Woods Behind I-89 Northbound at Georgia, Vermont!”

Sheldon Poor Farm Cemetery: Part 2

“In the United States, poorhouses were most common during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They were often situated on the grounds of a poor farm on which able-bodied residents were required to work. A poorhouse could even be part of the same economic complex as a prison farm and other penal or charitable publicContinue reading “Sheldon Poor Farm Cemetery: Part 2”

Sheldon Poor Farm Cemetery: Part 1

“In the United States, poorhouses were most common during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They were often situated on the grounds of a poor farm on which able-bodied residents were required to work. A poorhouse could even be part of the same economic complex as a prison farm and other penal or charitable publicContinue reading “Sheldon Poor Farm Cemetery: Part 1”

Highgate Manor: A Stop on the Underground Railroad!

“Highgate Manor is a manor located on Vermont Route 207 in Highgate, Vermont.[1] It has been used as a home, as a bed and breakfast, and as a dance hall. Local legend says that the children of a doctor who once owned the house and performed experiments on them have remained in the house sinceContinue reading “Highgate Manor: A Stop on the Underground Railroad!”

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