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1816: The Year Without a Summer

The year 1816 was known as ‘The Year Without a Summer’ in New England because six inches of snow fell in June and every month of the year had a hard frost.  Temperatures dropped to as low as 40 degrees ...

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A Vermont Civil War Soldier Longs To Go West

Charlie George, a Vermont Civil War soldier, was one of four brothers who enlisted in the 10th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. They were all musical and became members of the  regimental band. The George boys grew up in  Newbury, Vt., in a large farming family, ...

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Flashback Photo: Woodstock Town Meeting, 1940

This photo of the 1940 Woodstock, Vermont Town Meeting was taken by Marion Post (later Marion Post Wolcott) for the U.S. Farm Security Administration. During the Great Depression, Post had grown frustrated that her employer, the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, kept ...

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