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Bare Hill Behind the State House

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Reforestation on Hill Slopes

Title:
Bare Hill Behind the State House
Town:
Montpelier
County:
Washington
State:
Vermont
Date:
1860 - 1876
Description:
Printed on the historic photo: "Taken from the south side of the Winooski, this picture shows the back of State Street and the bare hill that was later to become Hubbard Park (1900). The first Catholic church (background, center) was built on Court Street in 1859. To the left of it is the rectory; to the right we see what is still known as the Dewey schoolhouse." Note the extensively cleared hills in the background and foreground, and various types of wooden fences on the far slope, also the large landslide directly behind the state house. Loona Brogan writes on 2006-10-12: According to the Vermont Historical Society web site, this image is from 1874. Between 1859 and 1907, the dome was copper-plated, and painted dark red. Esther Munroe Swift writes on 2007-01-13: Note the long covered bridge, thru which the railroad tracks run.
Filename:
LS04027_000.jpg
Size:
5659 x 3967 pixels; 8120253 bytes
Original Filename:
Montpelier1.jpg
Keywords:
Bridges; Building,Brick; Buildings; Church buildings; Covered Bridges; Culture; Deciduous; Dwellings; Forests and Plants; Geology; Human Constructs; Landforms; Landslides; Living Things; Mass-wasting; Meandering rivers; Mountains; Nature; Outcrops (Geology); Plant communities; Public buildings; Railroad bridges; Rivers; Stone walls and Fences; Trees; Wooden fences;
Source:
Vermont Historical Society
Submitted By:
Elizabeth Stanley Mann
Submitted On:
2004-06-25
Original Media:
Photograph
Relative Dating Rationale:
Pavilion Hotel was renovated in 1876
Times viewed:
7721
Title:
Reforestation on Hill Slopes
Town:
Montpelier
County:
Washington
State:
Vermont
Date:
2004-10-16
Description:
The current photo shows the vast amount of reforestation that has occurred throughout the second half of the 20th century. The golden dome of the state house is barely visible through the trees. The trees in the foreground consist of young conifers with a mixture of older conifers and hardwoods farther down the slope. The hill slope behind the state house is barely visible and is now completely covered with trees.
Filename:
LS04027_001.jpg
Size:
1600 x 1200 pixels; 1314687 bytes
Original Filename:
LS04027_001.JPG
Keywords:
Reforestation Change; Conifers; Deciduous; Forests and Plants; Geology; Hills; Landforms; Living Things; Nature; Reforestation; Trees
Source:
Michala Peabody
Submitted By:
Michala Peabody
Submitted On:
2004-10-16
Original Media:
Digital Photograph
Times viewed:
1947
This image is found in 1 Associated Image collection
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LS04075
Aerial View of State Capitol
Montpelier,
1955
LS04027
Bare Hill Behind the State House
Montpelier,
1868
LS00832
Bird's Eye View of Capitol
Montpelier,
1868
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