Chronicles of Colchester

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Since its charter in 1763, Colchester has been known for its remarkable early settlers, among them Ira Allen, founder of the state of Vermont, and for its picturesque setting on the shores of Lake Champlain. Author Inge Schaefer, well known locally as the founder of the Colchester Chronicle, combines interviews, historical documents, and personal research in this series of articles on Colchester's past. Schaefer traces the stories of the town's oldest families, like the Munsons and the Porters, from summer evenings dancing at Bayside Pavilion to the keeping of the Colchester Reef Lighthouse. With a fresh perspective on twice-told tales of school days at Colchester Point, summers at the Brown Ledge Camp, and the heyday of Fort Ethan Allen, where the celebrated Buffalo Soldiers briefly resided, Chronicles of Colchester captures the hearty spirit of this Lake Champlain community.
ISBN: 9781596296220
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Vermont
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 47
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Inge Schaefer has been a columnist for various local papers such as the Colchester Sun and the Colchester News Magazine since 1985. She was the owner and editor of the Colchester Chronicle for five years and worked in PR and advertising for a local college. Her columns cover life in Colchester since its founding in 1763. She is a member of the Colchester Historical Society and is the author of Colchester Images of America published in 2003.
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