The Mad River Valley

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Beginning as an icy trickle in the Green Mountains of Vermont, the northward-flowingMad River and its scenic valley have changed little since being settled after the Revolutionary War. The valley's dairy farms, terraced meadows, upland forests, nineteenth-century villages, country inns, and classic ski resorts attract a half-million tourists each year. The historic photographs in The Mad River Valley show slices of daily life in the valley's five towns: Warren, Waitsfield, and Moretown, which lie in the river's path; and Fayston and Duxbury, on the valley's western slope. The area's economy, driven and sustained by river-powered mills and logging, plus sheep, then dairy farming, eventually gave way to the more spirited pastimes of skiing, hiking, fishing, and biking, all dictated by the lay of the land and the flow of the river.
ISBN: 9780738537283
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Vermont
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
John and Ellie Hilferty, a freelance writer-photographer team, visited the area's ski resorts for nearly twenty years and have, since 1994, called the Mad River Valley home. Their travel essays and photographs appear in magazines and newspapers in the United States and abroad.
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