Green Leaves From Whitingham, Vermont; A History Of The Town

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byFranklin C. Jillson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... During March and the early part of April, the farmers of Vermont are active in the manufacture of this material, and it is estimated that 25,000 gallons are now annually made in Whitingham. The fires kindled in the various sugar camps about town in early times, became beacons in the night, to be seen by widely separated settlers, indicating that industry was struggling for life in the wilderness. WILD BEASTS. While the town was in" an uncultivated^state, and for a while after it began to be settled, there were numerous wild animals in the forests, some of which were not pleasant companions to be alone with, especially in the night time. There were over forty species in Vermont, and Whitingham had its share. The largest of all was the Moose, which is of the the deer kind, and taller than the horse. The male is equipped with a pair of horns weighing from 50 to 60 pounds, the head being over 2 feet long, and the whole animal having an unfinished look, not pleasant to behold. When running it overreaches with its hind feet and is often thrown down in that way, which was probably the cause for a belief of the ancients, who claimed that this animal had frequent attacks of epilepsy, and was obliged to smell of its hoof before it could recover. Bears were plenty when the town was first settled, making it necessary to guard domestic animals from their visitations, but they are rarely seen at the present day. Fifty years ago Daniel Olden killed two in his cornfield in one night, in an adjoining town, one of which weighed nearly 400 pounds. Wolves were the most troublesome and dangerous of all the wild animals therabouts, on account of the ferocity they manifested in the destruction of sheep. It was not common for them to attack mankind, but they have always been considered...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... During March and the early part of April, the farmers of Vermont are active in the manufacture of this material, and it is estimated ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217314724

ISBN - 13:9780217314725

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