Hidden History of Burlington, Vermont

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Sitting on a hillside overlooking a spectacular lake and mountains, Burlington was destined to attract greatness, although much of its history has remained hidden. It was the territory of the Alnôbak, who lived in concert with nature for thousands of years, and later the swashbuckling Green Mountain Boy Ethan Allen and his kin. Self-made tycoon Lawrence Barnes helped make the city the third-largest lumber shipping port in the country. The resilient Fanny Penniman created the first herbarium, and her daughter inspired a nineteenth-century hospital. Bootlegger Cyrus Dean was convicted of murder and publicly executed in the hill section. Irish, French Canadian, Jewish and Italian neighborhoods all combined to give a unique character to the city. Join author and historian Glenn Fay as he reveals stories and images of Burlington’s forgotten past.
ISBN: 9781467152105
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Vermont
Series: Hidden History
Images: 52
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Glenn Fay Jr. is a seventh-generation Vermonter and a descendant of Daniel Champion, a Green Mountain Boy who served in Warner’s Regiment during the Revolutionary War. Glenn grew up in and has lived in Burlington much of his life and graduated from the University of Vermont. He taught science and worked as an adjunct professor at UVM for many years. His first book, Vermont’s Ebenezer Allen: Patriot, Commando and Emancipator (The History Press, 2021), is the biography of a Green Mountain Boy and cousin of Ethan Allen, who was the first man to publicly emancipate an enslaved woman and her infant daughter. Glenn serves on the board of directors at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum.
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