Vermont is a place of natural wonder to visitors who ramble her byways during foliage season or schuss her slopes in winter; who fish her streams and rivers in spring; and who swim and sail her ponds and lakes and hike her hills in summer. Her little villages, clustered around quaint greens, the steeples of their churches poking skyward, and her lush pastures, grazing cows, and red barns, all embody the word bucolic. And her people, the Vermonters, are the ones who keep the woodstoves stoked, the stew bubbling, the cows milked, and the maple syrup flowing.Profiled within these pages are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary state, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. From back roads to Bag Balm, from fiddleheads to fall foliage, Vermont Icons offers up the inside story about the very things that help give this state its unique character. Did you know that Vermont was the first state in the nation to initiate a full ban on billboard advertising? That the P&H Truck Stop makes some of the tastiest pie in America? That Snowflake Bentley hotographed more than 5,000 snowflakes in his lifetime? For Vermonters and visitors alike, Vermont Icons will be a treasured keepsake of this amazing state.
About the Author
Jennifer Smith-Mayo specializes in photography of fine dining, rural living, and farming in the United States, England, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland. Her photographs have appeared in Down East, National Geographic, the New York Times, and other publications.Matthew Mayo is the author of a number of novels and nonfiction books, including Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks (Globe Pequot Press). His award-nominated short stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies, and he has worked as editor on a number of magazines.