Forgotten Tales of Vermont

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The History Press, 2008 - 157 pages
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A book about Vermont's history will likely bring to mind such topics as Abenaki Indians, the Green Mountain Boys and the state's famed covered bridges, but "Forgotten Tales of Vermont" takes readers far beyond traditional histories to uncover littleknown stories from Vermont's quirky past. Who knew that students from Castleton Medical School moonlighted as grave robbers until they were caught hiding Mrs. Churchill's head in a haystack? Or that an Egyptian mummy once turned up in Middlebury and is now buried at the local cemetery alongside the town's founders? Stories such as the Willoughby Lake monster and Slipperyskin, the bear that terrorized Lemington, are sure to bemuse, baffle and surprise even Vermonters who think they've heard it all. Culled from newspapers, books and journals, William M. Alexander's fascinating tales will entertain and inform readers for generations to come!

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About the author (2008)

A life-long resident of Vermont, William Alexander has been a collector of unusual, quirky, and forgotten tales for as long as he can remember. In 1995, he started, a website dedicated to sharing his unique view of Vermont news, events, and history with Vermont residents, visitors, and enthusiasts. He has owned and operated Alpine Media, a web design firm, for twelve years.

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