Forgotten Tales of Vermont

Forgotten Tales of Vermont

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by William M. Alexander, Marshall Hudson
     
 

There's more to Vermont than maple syrup and covered bridges. A book about Vermont's history will likely bring to mind such topics as Abenaki Indians, the Green Mountain Boys and the state's famed covered bridges, but Forgotten Tales of Vermont takes readers far beyond traditional histories to uncover little-known stories from Vermont's quirky past. Who knew that

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There's more to Vermont than maple syrup and covered bridges. A book about Vermont's history will likely bring to mind such topics as Abenaki Indians, the Green Mountain Boys and the state's famed covered bridges, but Forgotten Tales of Vermont takes readers far beyond traditional histories to uncover little-known stories from Vermont's quirky past. Who knew that students from Castleton Medical School moonlighted as grave robbers until they were caught hiding Mrs. Churchill's head in a haystack? Or that an Egyptian mummy once turned up in Middlebury and is now buried at the local cemetery alongside the town's founders? Stories such as the Willoughby Lake "monster" and "Slipperyskin," the bear that terrorized Lemington, are sure to bemuse, baffle and surprise even Vermonters who think they've heard it all. Culled from newspapers, books and journals, William M. Alexander's fascinating tales will entertain and inform readers for generations to come!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596294653
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
07/11/2008
Pages:
157
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


A life-long resident of Vermont, William Alexander has been a collector of unusual, quirky, and forgotten tales for as long as he can remember. In 1995, he started Vermonter.com, a website dedicated to sharing his unique view of Vermont news, events, and history with Vermont residents, visitors, and enthusiasts. He has owned and operated Alpine Media, a web design firm, for twelve years.

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My wife and I are vacationing in Vermont right now (visiting from the great state of Texas!) and staying at a hotel next to your Barnes & Noble store. I went over to enjoy a drink in the cafe and found this book on the display stand. It looked interesting so I bought it and brought it back to the hotel with me. My wife and I are enjoying it immensely and plan on driving by a few of the places mentioned in the book. We visited the delighful village museum in Sherburne and were thrilled to read about some of the places we had seen. We're enjoying Vermont, this book and having a good time.