Slideshow and talk on rail trails

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Rail trails in Vermont. Photo provided.

MANCHESTER, Vt. – Join Preston Bristow Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center for a slideshow and talk about rail trails and the Long Trail. This event is hosted by the Manchester Section of the Green Mountain Club.

Vermont’s logging railroads lacked the scale of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, where no fewer than 22 logging railroads reached deep into old growth forests. Vermont also lacked villainous timber barons like New Hampshire’s J.E. Henry, the notorious White Mountain railway “wood butcher” famously quoted as saying, “I never see the tree yit that didn’t mean a [d*****] sight more to me goin’ under the saw than it did standin’ on a mountain.” Yet logging railroads did penetrate the Green Mountains, and three are intertwined in the history of the Long Trail.

There is no fee to attend, but donations to support the maintenance of the Long Trail will be welcomed.

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