North Williston: Down Depot Hill

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With the advent of the railroad in 1849, North Williston changed from a small collection of farms to a thriving economic center in Chittenden County. Transportation access spurred industries such as Smith Wright's cold storage plant, a butter tub factory and a gristmill. The general store, with the telephone switchboard and the post office, served as the community's central gathering place during the village's prosperity. Richard H. Allen has drawn on a wide variety of sources to capture the essence of this era, and perhaps most enchanting are the words of North Williston residents who recall the time before rail service declined and the village all but disappeared.
ISBN: 9781609491895
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Vermont
Series: Lost
Images: 76
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Richard H. Allen is a retired elementary school teacher with forty years of experience, including thirty-seven years in Williston. Allen coordinated many educational programs for the schools on local history. He is a lifetime member of the Williston Historical Society and a member of the Chittenden County Historical Society. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Our Town: Williston, VT, The Vermont Geography Book, The History of Williston Central School, 1950 to 2000 and Essex and Essex Junction
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