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Historians recall Vermont '57 plane crash

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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SALISBURY/BRANDON — At 11 years old, Brian Lindner hiked Camel’s Hump with a friend, and ended up finding the site of a 1944 B-24 bomber crash.

None of the adults in his life could answer his questions about the crash that were fueling his curiosity.

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Play in Ripton based on diaries of Abigail and John Adams

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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RIPTON — Actors Diana Bigelow and Jim Stapleton will return to the Ripton Community Church this Sunday night to present “My Dearest Friend- Lovers, Heroes, Scoundrels,” a performance piece by Stapleton based on the letters and diaries of Abigail and John Adams. The Bristol couple may be remembered for their previous performances of Mark Twain’s “Diaries of Adam & Eve” and their own “Songs and Stories.”

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Play war games at Orwell historic site

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Like board games? Like to strategize? Like and know your history?  Come to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, July 15, for the inaugural afternoon of Revolutionary War tabletop war-gaming.

On hand will be several strategy games and scenarios, including “Saratoga 1777,” directly about this area and the Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. The event, suitable for ages 12 and up, is included in the regular site admission of $5 for adults and free for those under 15. 

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Vergennes abolitionist was first woman jailed for cause

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By MARK BUSHNELL of VTDigger.org



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VERGENNES — Delia Webster’s life probably would have been much less tumultuous if she had been born somewhere other than Vergennes. But such are the accidents of history. Because of the circumstances of her birth, Webster one day would find herself at the center of the national debate over slavery.

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Middlebury to celebrate judge in anti-slavery case

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Thousands of vehicles flirt with Court Square every day as they negotiate its serpentine roundabout. Drivers pausing at the Court Street stoplight at the crest of the square have but a few seconds to admire the lush green park fronting the Middlebury Inn.

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Historian to speak of Vermont sharpshooters in Civil War

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — Howard Coffin, a seventh-generation Vermonter and author of four books on the Civil War with a focus on Vermont and the Champlain corridor, will be the latest guest of the The Bristol Historical Society. Coffin will give a talk on “Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettysburg,” on Thursday, June 21, at Howden Hall on West Street at 7 p.m.

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Forest walk set for June 9 at Rokeby

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — By 1830 hundreds of acres had been cleared on the Rokeby farm to make grazing land for Merino sheep. Now, almost 200 years later, nature has reclaimed much of this, but the subtle signs of human use still remain. To see those signs, Master naturalist Jacob Holzberg-Pill will lead a walk on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rokeby Museum.

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Vt. newspapers from as far back as 1700s are now online

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLESEX — Secretary of State Jim Condos and State Archivist Tanya Marshall announced on May 29 that early Vermont newspapers have been added to Newspapers.com and can be researched online for free by residents.

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Vermont state historic sites transport you to the past

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Vermont is a history buff’s paradise. A couple great repositories of American history have now reopened for the summer. Three State Historic Sites — Chimney Point in Addison, Mount Independence in Orwell, and Hubbardton Battlefield — opened for the 2018 season on Saturday. Plan an outing this summer to explore Vermont’s interesting history and beauty spots. These sites also host a variety of engaging programs.

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