Putney: World's Best Known Small Town (Making of America Series)

Putney: World's Best Known Small Town (Making of America Series)

by Fern Tavalin, Putney Historical Society Staff
     
 

Putney, Vermont owes much to its early farming settlers who established the town's spirit of hard work and ingenuity, and to its mill workers whose labor sustained the town's economy for over 200 years. Agricultural advances, social experiments, and a devout commitment to education and artistry helped this community earn world renown with such institutions as the

Overview


Putney, Vermont owes much to its early farming settlers who established the town's spirit of hard work and ingenuity, and to its mill workers whose labor sustained the town's economy for over 200 years. Agricultural advances, social experiments, and a devout commitment to education and artistry helped this community earn world renown with such institutions as the Putney School, America's first co-ed boarding school; Landmark College, the only U.S. two-year college devoted to students with learning differences; the Yellow Barn, an international music school with a famous annual music festival; and the Experiment in International Living. Putney celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2003, marking a tradition of overcoming internal strife and economic hardship to prosper through innovation and industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738524306
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Making of America Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author


The Putney Historical Society presents here a new, engaging history of a community whose values include independent thinking and diversity of ideas. Over 100 delightful historic images accompany a narrative based in part on interviews with Putney elders and excerpts from nineteenth-century letters chronicling the trials and triumphs of this New England town.

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