Castleton, Vermont: Its Industries, Enterprises and Eateries

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Castleton is a quintessential Vermont village, historic homes, churches and a college stand side by side with locally owned country stores and restaurants. The town's rich history has always been influenced by its industrious citizens, and in its early days, mills sprang up along the Castleton River and local foundries produced nails, stoves and plows. The arrival of the railroad in the mid-1800s created another economic boom for the village and spurred the growth of the slate and marble companies until Castleton's industrial might rivaled that of Rutland. Author Don Thompson uses personal anecdotes from residents in addition to original research to tell the fascinating history of Castleton and the productive people who have built and nurtured it.
ISBN: 9781609490966
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Vermont
Series: Brief History
Images: 89
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Since retiring from teaching high school social studies, Don Thompson performed first-person interpretations of such historical figures as Florida railroad baron Henry B. Plant. He has authored four previous books and resides in Parrish Florida. He is a member of the Egmont Key Alliance.
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