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Chartered in 1763 and rumored to be one of Vermont's best-kept secrets, Colchester is among the state's oldest and largest communities, with twenty-seven miles of shoreline on Lake Champlain. Colchester's spirit reflects the bustling industrial activity of Winooski Falls and the agrarian roots of its pioneers. Ethan and Ira Allen were notable early residents, as was the flamboyant Captain Mallett, after whom Lake Champlain's largest bay is named. Colchester is divided into five distinct geographic parts-Colchester Village, Malletts Bay, Clay Point, Fort Ethan Allen, and Winooski (the urban village that would separate from Colchester in 1922)-and includes many images of the glorious lake that continues to influence the town's character.
ISBN: 9780738513416
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Vermont
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Inge Schaefer started Colchester's first newspaper, the Colchester Chronicle, in 1985 and the town's first magazine, the Colchester News Magazine, in 1995. She now writes a weekly column for the Colchester Sun. Schaefer has thoughtfully chosen images drawn from private and public collections to illustrate the history of the land, the lake, and the people that have for generations defined Colchester.
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