Tag Archives: Small Towns

The Little Patriot

When I made this photo I was taken by the enthusiasm of this kid, sitting off by himself, thoroughly enjoying the parade and his chance to join in the festivities. Every passing fire truck, band and marching unit was cause … Continue reading

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International Paper plant

Looking west across Lake Champlain from Shoreham, Vermont one sees the IP paper plant in the Town of Fort Ticonderoga, NY. The emissions from the plant are steam and condensed water vapor. The air temperature at that time of year … Continue reading

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A South Carolina Skyline

Driving over some of the more rural roads one expects to see barns, corn, peach orchards and farm stands. The one other item one sees with regularity is the steeple, thrust upwards through the trees and usually visible for a … Continue reading

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Old South Carolina

One more place that still functions now by truck. All the peaches from the local orchards come to this co-op for packing and sales. this is just one of the places that gets the fruit together. But the railhead no … Continue reading

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Old South Carolina

This isn’t so old. I bought furniture at this store when we moved here from Vermont. I’m a firm believer in buying local. Yes, it might cost a bit more but the money stays in the community and your town … Continue reading

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Old South Carolina

It happened one day. For some it came as a surprise; for others it didn’t, since rumors were rife, but the effect on the small towns was enormous.The quiet in and around town about 07:17 made people look around for … Continue reading

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The last warm days

One takes advantage of these days; early October is color change, warm sunny days and chilly nights, the harbinger of things to come. Any weekend where the sun is out, smart Vermonters make use of the free warmth. Soon the … Continue reading

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Old South Carolina

In the not so distant past, much of of our clothing was made here in America. With the advent of the union push to raise wages, and the low cost labor in the Asian countries and India the mills slowly … Continue reading

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At the farmer’s market

In farm country, the farmer’s market is on the weekend a place to meet and exchange gossip and farming ideas. One also buys what isn’t grown on your place and usually you sell your product as well. There is always … Continue reading

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Mop up for a Mini

The Vergennes Opera House has a “Women’s Fall Foliage Ralley’ that draws vehicles of all types. Usually held on the first Saturday in October, they’ll get some 40 participants. The starting point is City Park Vergennes, then they follow the … Continue reading

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