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-A one-room schoolhouse on River Road in Manchester. It’s amazing to think there was a time when almost every American child learned in a one-room school. In fact, as late as 1913, half of the country's schoolchildren were enrolled in the country's 200,000 one-room schools. In Vermont,...

For such a small state, Vermont seems to have an endless supply of fun facts. When I worked for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, travel writers would often contact me for lists of interesting trivia, facts, and figures. Favorites would include Montpelier being the...

The picturesque town of Lincoln is getting a lot of attention these days. In the foothills of the Green Mountains near Mount Abraham, Lincoln is where Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, are seeking refuge. Ever since arriving to town in October, Randy Quaid has expressed...

Looking for recommendations for the best small towns for foliage in Vermont? Every autumn it seems there are endless top 10 lists highlighting the best places to see fall foliage in Vermont. Year after year, you’ll find dozens of recommendations for fall travel that often include...

The Grist Mill Covered Bridge in Jeffersonville is a stone’s throw from Route 108 near Smugglers’ Notch. Extending 85 feet across the Brewster River, the bridge seems to have an elusive past. No one seems to know exactly when the bridge was built, or even...

It’s hard to believe that the Rockingham Meeting House once sat unused and unappreciated. The meeting house is the oldest unchanged public building in Vermont. It was built as a combination church and town hall between 1787 and 1801 to meet the needs of anticipated population...

“We love the things we love for what they are.” –Robert Frost Just beyond the farmhouse at Homer Nobel Farm stands a fragile log cabin where Robert Frost spent summers for 24 years. The small town of Ripton in the Green Mountain National Forest is where the...

If you're planning on visiting Montpelier and haven’t already heard, it's is the only state capital without a McDonald’s. This little tidbit has long been a popular piece of trivia about Vermont’s capital city. At one point, I think it was even a question on Jeopardy. When...