About half of Vermont’s state parks were established in the 1930s by
Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal program established by Franklin
Delano Roosevelt. It’s an era of history not widely remembered, but Tom Slayton has found plenty of evidence of
it in his
travels to the state parks this summer.
The artwork that the great American artist Rockwell Kent made while
living in Vermont is on display through October 30 at the Bennington
Museum. Tom Slayton visited
the show recently and was excited by what he discovered.
Most people who visit Little River State Park come for boating or
swimming at the Waterbury Reservoir. But there’s also a lot of Vermont
history in the hills above the lake. Tom Slayton went there recently – with two families and a
Some of the Vermont State Parks that Tom Slayton is visiting this summer are more challenging
than others. Ascutney State Park meant a stiff mountain climb – through a
couple of centuries of Vermont history.