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”

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”

Peoples Academy/Copley Building

“The Peoples Academy is a historic high school in Morrisville, Vermont. In 1996, the main school building, along with the observatory and bandshell located on the school grounds, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] All of the structures are bequests of George C. Grout and native son Alexander Hamilton Copley. The latterContinue reading “Peoples Academy/Copley Building”

Emily’s Bridge is Haunted

The story of Emily’s death I share with you is the one I have heard told the most during the 45 years I have lived in Vermont. You may want to note that the story of Emily’s demise includes at least four derivations. I’ll list them for you. -She may have leapt to her deathContinue reading “Emily’s Bridge is Haunted”

Lamoille County Courthouse

“The Lamoille County Courthouse is located at 154 Main Street in Hyde Park, the shire town of Lamoille County, Vermont. Built in 1912 to a design by Burlington architect Zachary Taylor Austin (1850–1910), it is a good example of Romanesque and Colonial Revival architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places inContinue reading “Lamoille County Courthouse”

Hyde Park Monument (War Memorial)

“There are four items in the vicinity of the Lamoille County Court House in Hyde Park. Two cannon on are either side of the walkway to the front door of the courthouse, and a list of names of the men who served on the front of the town Library across the street. Just to theContinue reading “Hyde Park Monument (War Memorial)”

Gold Brook Covered Bridge: National Register!

“Gold Brook Covered Bridge, also known as Stowe Hollow Bridge or Emily’s Bridge, is a small wooden covered bridge in the town of Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont, carrying Covered Bridge Road over Gold Brook. Built in 1844, it is the only 19th-century covered bridge in the state built using wooden Howe trusses and carrying aContinue reading “Gold Brook Covered Bridge: National Register!”

LaPorte Cemetery: Part 2

LaPorte Cemetery was established in 1815 and has 150 plots. I drove to Wolcott, Vermont earlier this week. As I drove through Morristown, I saw the LaPorte Cemetery and thought to myself, “I must stop on my way back.” And that was because I absolutely LOVED the entrance signage! Today’s video is Part 2 ofContinue reading “LaPorte Cemetery: Part 2”

LaPorte Cemetery in Morristown, Vermont: Part 1

I was driving to Wolcott, Vermont earlier this week. As I drove through Morristown, I saw the LaPorte Cemetery and thought to myself, “I must stop on my way back.” And that was because I absolutely LOVED the entrance signage! Today’s video is Part 1 of 2 of this small and lovely cemetery. This cemeteryContinue reading “LaPorte Cemetery in Morristown, Vermont: Part 1”

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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