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The Green Mountains of Vermont: The Story of a Mountain Range and the People Who Have Made It Famous
The Green Mountains of Vermont The Story of a Mountain Range and the People Who Have Made It Famous Author:W. Storrs Lee, Edward Sanhorn (Illustrator) Here is a rich harvest of Vermont lore -- colorful scenes from the state's history, friendly vignettes of its people, fresh insights into Vermont culture and tradition, absorbing counts of Vermont industries and natural resources -- a wonderful profusion of stories, told with wit and warmth, about Vermont's town meetings and camp meetings; heroe... more »s, humorists, and eccentrics; lakes and forests; early roads and turnpikes; schools and village greens; century-old summit houses and watering places; covered bridges and home-spun entertainments; Yankee ways and the Puritan heritage; the tourist trade and winter sport; and the native sons who have brought something 'distinctly Vermont' to the national scene and world affairs.
In this happy gathering W. Storrs Lee adds new point to the familiar tales and tells some new ones with points of their own. He writes of marble, milk, and maple syrup which have done so much for the wealth and fame of Vermont; of Vermont iron for the guns of the Revolution; of whisky-distilling and religious propaganda which brough verve and variety to Vermont's middle years; of gold and silver mining, too, which produced little more than a wry smile on the faces of some gullible Vermonters...« less