Crown Point Road Ass’n annual meeting and public program

BELMONT, Vt. – The Crown Point Road Association invites the public to its annual meeting, potluck and a Vermont Council on the Humanities program on Vermont roads starting at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, in the Odd Fellows Hall, 37 Lake St., Belmont, Vt. The association welcomes first-time guests and is seeking more members, especially people from Windsor County, Vt., and Sullivan County, N.H.

The program is an illustrated lecture by Vermonter and novelist Deborah Lee Luskin, who will address the topic of “Getting from Here to There: A History of Roads and Settlement in Vermont.” The difficulties of traveling in Vermont played a significant role in the state’s settlement, culture, and politics. But Vermonters were not always eager to build better roads. Opposition began in 1753, when the Abenaki joined forces with the French to protest the building of a British military road along the route of an established Abenaki trail. Resistance to new roads has continued ever since, from the Green Mountain Parkway proposal to the building of the Interstate.

No admission fee is charged. If readers have a question, Jim Rowe, the C.P.R.A. president, can be reached some evenings at 802-434-7415. The lecture is a Vermont Humanities Council event, hosted by the Crown Point Road Association.

 

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