Bernie Sanders, lone independent in the U.S. Senate, wrote the foreword. Senator Sanders concludes by saying, “This book is a pleasurable compendium for those who want to travel Vermont and see things not found in most guidebooks, and will be a delight to those who enjoy the quirkiness of Vermont’s ‘curiosities.’”As an example of this quirkiness, Wilson points to Vermont’s only professional basketball team, the Frost Heaves. “Any state serious enough of purpose to name an athletic team in honor of indigenous phenomena rather than mammals of prey earns points for originality.”
This user-friendly book is organized geographically, the first chapter dealing with
statewide matters–historical, geological and cultural. The remaining chapters cover the state’s eight regions. Each “curiosity” is pictured and includes clear directions for getting there, accompanied by hours of operation, if applicable, and a phone number for more information.
The Herald of Randolph
I bought a few copies of this, one for me and a couple for gifts. Some of the "Oddities" did seem to be repeated local legends that I have seen published in books about other... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Softpaww
Needs some color pictures to get a 5 star. Really enjoyed the information and how it was laid out. Gave us some good pointers for our trip this fall.Published 16 months ago by C Brockman
Interesting and fun. I learned a lot about the state - good histtory stuff too. I recommend this book to anyone interested in traveling to VT.Published 21 months ago by LQ1
Lived in VT for 15 years and never knew 1/4 of what's in this book. This is going to come in handy for exploring some of the cool things to do in VT that aren't advertised.Published 21 months ago by T. Dean