The Mountain Mills is a 55-passenger cruise boat that tours the
Harriman Reservoir in Wilmington. It’s named after the little logging community
that disappeared in the 1920s when the Deerfield
River was dammed to generate
Susan Keese paid a visit to Wilmington
to see the boat close-up.
Every Vermont town has something unique to brag about in its
history or geography. But one town has a
very unusual claim to fame. The Rutland county community of Mount Holly, can boast of a link to Vermont’s prehistoric past.
In our continuing series of audio post cards from Vermont towns, we visit Readsboro, located on a
remote stretch of Route 100 near the state’s southern border. It has a proud
industrial past and an equally proud connection to the Tyrolean Alps of
By the late 1800s, Barre’s quarries
and stone sheds were humming – and among those whose skills were in great
demand were stone carvers from Italy. But the greatest tribute to
their artistry is on a hill outside of town at the Hope Cemetary.
The Windsor County town of Reading has a population of 707. The main
street through town commemorates the
day after an Indian Raid on Fort Number Four in Charlestown New
Hampshire. VPR’s Susan Keese paid a visit to Reading and checked in on
the town’s most famous four-legged
resident, visited the local store and a monument on route 106.
The town of Glastenbury is located in the Southwest corner of Vermont. It has only a handful of fulltime residents, and over
time has developed a reputation as a ghost town. VPR’s Susan Keese brings us this audio
postcard from Glastenbury.