In this fascinating look at White River Junction, Dave Norman relates the history of this Vermont river town to the country at large. He puts faces, names, and anecdotes to the forces shaping the American Century.
The village was settled at the junction of two rivers. Two railroad lines replaced the barge traffic, and now, two interstates make White River three times a junction. This remarkable book looks at how the town--and America-- changed through these transportation eras...and presents the lives of four locals to see how individual people are affected by technology, culture, and economics.
The first five chapters tell the town's story through histories of the railroad, a hotel, a grocery, and a bakery, and an intimate portrait of New England found on the backs of postcards. The remaining chapters introduce residents whose life stories show a town--and country--in transition while begging the question, what makes a Vermonter?
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Once the book gets going it is interesting especially the people interviews- I think there was too much railroad. would have been nice to have more Indian background information. I live in WRJ so maybe I'm just trained out!!!