Orleans County

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Orleans County is a quiet, rural county in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. In the late 18th and early 19th century, southern New England settlers moved north to the hills and valleys where the Native American Abenaki had long resided. Life in Orleans County was hard and isolated, with travel often curtailed by intense winter weather and deep spring mud. But instead of leaving the beautiful land, the people made their own civilization and settled into country life. Images of America: Orleans County highlights the men and women who farmed the land and took part in the growth of industry. Historic photographs portray the county's evolution as the number of farms decreased and factory work increased, transportation progressed from wagon and sleigh to the automobile and railroad, and agriculture moved from horse-powered equipment to gas-powered tractors.
ISBN: 9780738574127
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Vermont
Series: Images of America
Images: 228
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Sarah A. Dumas is the research librarian at the Old Stone House Museum, a part of the Orleans County Historical Society in Brownington, Vermont. The historical society's mission is to stimulate interest and foster public understanding regarding the history of Orleans County and 19th-century life in a hill village of Vermont.