It Happened in Vermont


From the French and Indian War to the exposure of Maple Corner, thirty-two events that shaped the Green Mountain State

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From the French and Indian War to the exposure of Maple Corner, thirty-two events that shaped the Green Mountain State

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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: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,438,057
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Bushnell, a former Times Argus editor, is a freelance writer from Middlesex. His Vermont history column, "Life in the Past Lane", is a regular weekly feature in Vermont Sunday Magazine.

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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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