A recent rediscovery of a classic, 19th-century fossil site in northwestern Vermont is giving paleontologists a better understanding of Earth’s earliest lifeforms.
If Indiana Jones had been a woman, she’d be someone like archaeologist and educator Lucy Langdon Williams Wilson – a St. Albans native and Castleton grad.
The fight against alcohol in the United States didn’t begin with the passage of Prohibition’s Volstead Act in 1919. It started long before with religious reformers mostly leading the way to ban liquor nationwide.
This bank vault is empty, a relic of a history almost invisible to passersby. The one-time bank vault within the Bank Block is a welcome sight for most. Visitors entering Village Eclectics 2 have a hint to its presence in the form of a dollar sign engraved in the granite keystone of the building that once stored the riches of 19th and early 20th century Bradford businesses.
The bottom of Vermont’s 548-acre Lake Morey, originally known as Fairlee Pond, is alleged to be the watery grave of the world’s first steamboat.
by Lou Varricchio Republished from the March 20 Sun Community News BRISTOL | How a legend grows over the centuries is a subject worthy of a university dissertation. In the case of […]
Between 1840 and 1860, a great wave of Irish immigrants washed up on the shores of Lake Champlain. So many, in fact, that Vermont’s inland sea has been nicknamed the Irish Lake, according to a presentation by Vermont’s pre-eminent historian of Irish-Americans in the Green Mountain State, Vince Feeney.
In colonial Vermont and New Hampshire, constables were authorized to “pursue, or hue-and-cry after Murderers, Peace breakers, Thieves, Robbers, Burglars and other capital offenders.” Every able-bodied man was required to respond to a constable’s hue-and-cry. They formed a posse comitatus.
A Vermont wooly mammoth fossil, discovered in a railroad right-of-way at Mt. Holly near Rutland, is still helping paleo-researchers understand what life was like in the Ice Age.
The story of the music-filled lives of the von Trapp Family Singers, their performance at the Salzburg Music Festival, how Maria met Capt. Georg von Trapp and his children, and the family’s escape from Nazi-annexed Austria in 1938 (just before war erupted), is well known. The family’s eventual relocation to the USA is also frequently recounted. But what few know is how the Von Trapps came to call Stowe, Vermont, their new home.