Lawmakers and the public have long shown their ambivalence about banning alcohol production and sales as a way to combat the social ills of its abuse.
James Fisk conducted his affairs — both financial and personal — with all the subtlety of a carnival barker. And that was his undoing.
The story told of how one Vermont family would put their elderly and infirm into a sort of hibernation for the winter.
Lillian Gish never forgot her time in Vermont. Perhaps it was the hardships she endured to create a famous scene, and the emotional reaction it elicited from audience members.
When Clarina Howard Nichols took her activism to the Statehouse, she could hardly have been more alone.
The swearing-in of Calvin Coolidge as president was so humble that about the only preparation seems to have been that his father took time to shave before administering the oath.
During the mid-1900s, two governors – a Republican and a Democrat – wrought reforms that drastically expanded state government and its role in the lives of Vermonters.
People have long seen the state’s frozen waters as an invitation to play, although risk was often part of the excitement.
The 1856 event, which was carried in newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and around the world, launched 22-year-old Larkin Goldsmith Mead to international fame.
Silas Griffith was a harsh businessman, but today his legacy in the towns of Danby and Mount Tabor is one of generosity.
Carrie Kilgore was her college’s first female law graduate and the first woman to serve as an officer in a state judiciary. She later argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Flood of 1927 and the advent of the automobile doomed the once popular transit systems in cities across the state.
When a woman turned to locals in Newport to help her escape the law during a custody dispute, it set in motion an elaborate shell game involving disguises and a trick with a pail of cold water.
In an era before trains, the turkeys had to arrive at market alive, in places as far away as Boston, and the only way to get them there en masse was to make them walk.