Vermont may be small in population, but it looms large with innovation. The state constitution was the first in America to ban slavery, provide for universal male suffrage and establish a system for publicly funded education. Ethan Allen captured Fort Ticonderoga for America's First Victory.
From forsaken farms to lost towns, Vermont is filled with remnants of our past. Take any winding, dirt road through the picturesque Green Mountains and you'll soon come across a house or an old mill left to the elements. Abandoned Vermont: Dishevelment in the Green Mountains explores these locations in depth, with photography from ten different places around the state.
Co-published by The Vermont Fish & Widlife Department, The Nature Conservancy, and Vermont Land Trust--a revised and updated 2nd edition
Vermont played a critical role in the War of 1812. Burlington was a significant military base and harbor for American vessels, but history isn't just about the larger hubs of activity. From Swanton to Isle La Motte, many smaller communities in northern Ve.
The myth and the reality of Ethan Allen and the much-loved Green Mountain Boys of Vermont—a “surprising and interesting new account…useful, informative reexamination of an often-misunderstood aspect of the American Revolution” (Booklist).
In the “highly recommended” (Library Journal) Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom, Wren overt
During the 1980s and 1990s, the "Manchester and the Mountains" area of Vermont was the epicenter of the fledgling sport of snowboarding. With the presence of Burton Snowboards, the U.S. Open Championships and one of the earliest machine-built halfpipes at Stratton Mountain, the local population led the vanguard as the sport ventured from the fringe to mainstream.
In the land of mountains, milk and maple syrup, community is culture. Hear the stories of diner owners and their regulars.
The green mountains, lush valleys and riotous fall colors of idyllic nineteenth-century Vermont masked a sinister underbelly. By 1900, the state was in the throes of a widespread opium epidemic that saw more than 3.3 million doses of the drug being distributed to inhabitants each and every month.
What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the "Red Scare" swept the country? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Rick Winston explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural "rock-ribbed Republican" state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time.
The ruins of Daniel Shays's fortified settlement reveal the hidden story of the famous rebellion.
The ruins of Daniel Shays's fortified settlement reveal the hidden story of the famous rebellion. Shays and the Regulators founded the se.
A look back on the riveting history of Vermont, featuring stories from the American Revolution and the summoning of spirits.
Vermont's history is marked by fierce independence, generosity of spirit and the saga of human life along its.