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KEENE | Alstead Hill Lane is an antique, the original wagon trail between Keene and Lake Placid, a route that would have been familiar to many an Adirondack legend, including abolitionist John Brown. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | Better than a century ago, a merchant in Plattsburgh took out an advertisement in the paper, using copy that must have seemed hilarious at the time. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A few years ago, the Champlain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) set about work to remove dirt and debris from veterans’ gravestones in local cemeteries. Read more

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As an actuary who spent most of my career in support of federal pension regulation, I am never comfortable with those who wish to use tax policy to turn much-needed pension provision into estate-building vehicles. Read more

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Last weekend during the heatwave, I had the chance to watch several television programs on the 50th anniversary of the NASA moon landing by Apollo 11. Read more

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RUTLAND | Celebrating a largely unknown piece of important local history, a new sculpture honoring 20 men who joined the first African-American Civil War regiment in the north was added last month to the Rutland Sculpture Trail. Read more

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Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Read more

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NORTH COUNTRY | Former businessman turned author Mark Barie has been designated as a 2019 Hoffer Award Finalist. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Benjamin Hall might have wanted to quit while he was ahead. Born in Elizabethtown, he watched the growing storm clouds at the onset of the American Civil War, and when fighting broke out in 1861, he was among the first in line to serve. Read more

The Sun

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CROWN POINT | Coot Hill, just over 1,000 feet above sea level, has a stony summit frosted with a stubble of blueberries and juniper. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | A group of Middlebury College faculty members across a range of academic disciplines has received more than $150,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation to install a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster on campus. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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TICONDEROGA | Mark Barie had written several important, tightly documented, history books when he decided to delve into historical fiction. The experience, he said, was liberating. Read more

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MILTON | Civil War U.S. Army Gen. George Stannard lived in Milton, Vt. Read more

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GOSHEN | The location of Vermont Civil War veteran Willard Birchard’s final resting place is not clear, but experts know he lies in an unmarked grave somewhere within the boundaries of Goshen’s tiny historic community cemetery. Read more

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GOSHEN | Willard Birchard, sergeant in Company F, Fifth Vermont Infantry, died in 1907 in Goshen with only a $15 gold pocket watch to his name. He was a four-year veteran of the Civil War. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Abraham Lincoln was a simple man, a humble log splitter with a self-deprecating wit and homespun tastes whose mettle was formed when he was tossed into the cauldron of the Civil War. Read more

The Sun

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SALISBURY |  Vermont historian Bill Powers has spent decades researching the people and events of the Rutland-Middlebury area. Read more

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RUTLAND | A planned sculpture in downtown Rutland will honor 20 of Rutland’s heroic African-American Civil War veterans. Read more

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VERGENNES | An unidentified Civil War-era woman, possibly Mrs. Amanda Stearns posed in the Vergennes studio of photographer J. H. Stearns. Read more

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VERGENNES | A 1910 photograph of the old Vergennes Arsenal. Read more

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