Glastenbury: The History of a Vermont Ghost Town
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Founded by a famously scheming New Hampshire governor, Glastenbury struggled for over a century to break triple digits in population. A small charcoal-making industry briefly flourished after the Civil War, yet by 1920 Glastenbury counted fewer than twenty inhabitants. The end came officially in 1937, when the state, following a spirited debate, formally disincorporated the town. Yet Glastenbury’s legacy lives on in Tyler Resch’s lively and amusing history. Follow Resch as he chronicles the community’s compelling, if always precarious, existence. From mysterious murders and curious development schemes to the township’s eventual annexation by the U.S. Forest Service, Glastenbury narrates the ultimately redemptive tale of a community that lost its political status, only to gain a national forest.
The History Press
: 9781596293373
: The History Press
: 04/01/2008
: Vermont
: Brief History
: 50 Black And White
: 128
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Tyler Resch, who holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Amherst College as well a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, worked in communications and journalism for many years. Formerly a reporter and photographer for the Providence Journal, he also edited the Bennington Banner for over a decade, and edited the Country Journal magazine as well. Currently the director of the Bennington Museum’s history-genealogy library, Resch has served as a director of long-time Vermont Congressman Bernie Sanders’ regional offices, and has been a trustee for several southern Vermont historical organizations as well.
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