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History of Windsor Told Through Vintage Photographs
Local author and artist Liz Ross pens new pictorial history book on this Vermont town.
Nestled in the shadow of beautiful Mount Ascutney and bordering the banks of the Connecticut River, Windsor was known as a manufacturing town from the 1800s through the mid-1900s. In the 1800s, groundbreaking manufacturing techniques were launched here, and in the 1900s, Scribner editor and Windsor resident Maxwell Perkins discovered a trio of America’s literary greats: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas Wolfe. Vermont was the first state to declare that it would not tolerate slavery within its boundaries.
During the 19th century through the 20th century, Windsor became an attractive destination for many city folks from New York; artists, writers, architects, and politicians came to the bustling town. Windsor brings to light the important and colorful history of the town that gave birth to the state of Vermont in the 1700s.
Join the Author for a Book Signing!
When: Saturday, May 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Windsor House Porch
53 Main Street, Windsor, VT 05089
Liz Ross is an artist and product designer with a background in anthropology and museum work. With assistance from the Windsor Historical Society, Ross has put together this inviting pictorial history. Complete with photographs courtesy of the historical society, fascinating facts, and amusing anecdotes, Windsor celebrates the importance of the town and the people who have graced its landscape.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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