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”

Howden Hall Bell

“This bell was manufactured in 1866 by the Meneely Company of West Troy, New York. It was installed here at Howden Hall -The home of the Bristol Congregational Society from 1842-1890 -And the Adventist Society Congregation from 1890 to 1947 It was removed in 2006 when it was determined that the supporting timbers were noContinue reading “Howden Hall Bell”

Bristol Coach House

“BRISTOL – About 1800, Bristol town resident Abraham Gaige built a private residence on West Street in the area where the Merchants Bank is located today, which he opened to travelers and called it “Public House.” It burned in 1817. By 1820 Gaige built a new “Public House” at the corner of Main and NorthContinue reading “Bristol Coach House”

Lord’s Prayer Rock in Bristol, Vermont

“Lord’s Prayer Rock When Joseph C. Greene was a boy and lived in South Starksboro one of his tasks was to take the logs from the mountaintop to the sawmill in Bristol. The 9 Bridges Road or the Drake Woods Road in those days was a terrifying ride. Not only were there 9 bridges toContinue reading “Lord’s Prayer Rock in Bristol, Vermont”

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