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Located on the western border of Vermont, Shoreham's 36 square miles are comprised of rich farmland, wooded areas, and swift-flowing streams that powered a variety of mills and an iron foundry over the years. An excellent grade of black marble was quarried from the shore in the 19th century and sold in both the United States and Europe. The main industry in Shoreham is agriculture, though it changed from being the largest sheep producer in Vermont during the 1800s to mainly dairy farms and apple orchards in the 1900s. A congressman, two governors of Vermont, a vice president of the United States, and many scholars all were born, raised, and educated in Shoreham. This little town and its indomitable people continue to innovate and thrive as it enters the 21st century.
ISBN: 9781467120166
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Vermont
Series: Images of America
Images: 190
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Susan Holt MacIntire, town historian, was curator of the Shoreham Historical Society for more than 30 years. A schoolteacher by profession, she has coauthored two books on early families of Shoreham. The majority of the photographs in this book are from the archives of the Shoreham Historical Society.
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