It Happened in Vermont

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True Tales from the Green Mountain State’s Past

From the unlucky French soldiers who barely survived a Vermont winter in the 1660s, to the men from Maple Corner who gained fame by taking it all off for a good cause in 2001, It Happened in Vermont tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of the state known for its pugnacious Green Mountain Boys and its modern-day, less ornery but no ...

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Overview

True Tales from the Green Mountain State’s Past

From the unlucky French soldiers who barely survived a Vermont winter in the 1660s, to the men from Maple Corner who gained fame by taking it all off for a good cause in 2001, It Happened in Vermont tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of the state known for its pugnacious Green Mountain Boys and its modern-day, less ornery but no less proud, residents.
 
Learn how a Vermont congressman fought for his right to criticize the president. Read about the cross-border Confederate attack on the people of St. Albans. Reflect upon those wise Vermonters who spurned out-of-state “expert” advice to run a major highway through the Green Mountains.

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Every Sunday, thousands of readers hunker down with Mark Bushnell's "Life in the Past Lane" column in the Vermont Sunday Magazine. In this appealing addition to Globe Pequot's It Happened In…. series, the Green Mountain State provides fascinating details about more than two dozen events from Colonial times to the early '70s. A history buff's delight.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762744527
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 944,251
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Bushnell, a former editor for Vermont newspapers, writes a weekly column about Vermont history, “Life in the Past Lane,” for the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. He lives in Middlesex, Vermon

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

A Killing Winter for the French, 1666-1667 1

The Westminster Massacre, 1775 6

The Road from Nowhere to Nowhere, 1776 10

The Royalton Raid, 1780 14

The Cow Wars, 1782 18

The Visit of Two Founders, 1791 22

The Trial of Matthew Lyon, 1799 25

The Slave Trial, 1802 29

The Black Snake Affair, 1808 33

The Year without a Summer, 1816 37

The Phoenix Steamboat Disaster, 1819 41

The Boorn "Murder" Mystery, 1819 46

The Millerite Miscalculation, 1844 50

The Phineas Gage Accident, 1848 54

A Counterfeiting Scheme, 1850 58

A Breakthrough for Women, 1852 62

The St. Albans Raid, 1864 66

The Fenian Invasion, 1866 70

The Burlington Winter Carnival, 1886 74

The West Hartford Train Wreck, 1887 78

Teddy Learns McKinley's Been Shot, 1901 82

The Jailing of a Minister, 1917 86

The Famous Ice Floe Scene, 1920 90

Coolidge's Summer White House, 1924 94

The Great Flood, 1927 98

The Defeat of the Green Mountain Parkway, 1935 102

The Camel's Hump Crash, 1944 106

The Novikoff Firing, 1953 111

The Democractic Resurrection, 1958 116

The Demise of Small-Town Clout, 1965 120

To Dome or Not To Dome, 1980 124

The Men of Maple Corner, 2001 128

Bibliography 132

Index 147

About the Author 152

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