Nestled on the shores of Lake Champlain, with views of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains, Burlington, Vermont has attracted visitors and residents alike since the late eighteenth century. Lumber, textiles, shipping, the railroad, and higher education contributed to its growth, creating a city with a unique personality. Burlington's story is about
Born in a boxcar along Southern Pacific railroad tracks, he survived the harsh New Mexico badlands during the 1930s. He jumped into battles in World War II with the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team, surviving fierce fighting in France, Italy, Germany, and the Battle of the Bulge. He parachuted in the famed DRAGOON Drop in France.As a…
community and people; sometimes poignant, often
eccentric, but always intriguing. More than 200 photographs from selected sources take Burlington from 1860 to 1960, and give the reader a glimpse of the people, places, and events that created the city we know today. They include the changing face of the waterfront, the metamorphosis of streets and parks, downtown growth, a variety of prominent residents, and visitors from presidents to national heroes.
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