Legendary Locals of Burlington

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A bustling lumber and trading port on the shores of Lake Champlain founded by Ethan and Ira Allen in the 1780s became the city of Burlington in 1865. With a current population of almost 43,000 residents, Burlington is still Vermont's "Queen City," consistently nationally ranked for quality of life and as a great place to both raise a family and to retire. It is not just the beautiful scenery and endlessly interesting weather that makes Burlington desirable but also the amazing people and businesses of Burlington that make it unique. Burlington is the hometown of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream; Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first man to drive an automobile across the continental United States; the Lake Champlain Chocolate Company; first lady Grace Coolidge; the Vermont Pub & Brewery, one of the nation's first brewpubs; philosopher and educator John Dewey; the world-renowned jam band Phish; a small army of accomplished and eclectic artists; and more interesting coffee and tea shops than almost any other small city in the country.
ISBN: 9781467100663
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Vermont
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 146
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Longtime Burlington resident and reference librarian Robert J. Resnik has collected a wealth of photographs from local archives and personal collections showcasing the remarkable variety of entrepreneurs, artists, businesses, and individual characters that have contributed to making Burlington such an interesting place.
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