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Stowe, Vermont, USA - Mount Mansfield

Stowe is a famous resort town in Lamoille County, Vermont. It's renowned for its skiing and winter sports, with Stowe Mountain Resort attracting visitors from around the world. In the summer, the town offers hiking, mountain biking, and a vibrant arts scene.


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Stowe was chartered June 8, 1763 by Royal governor Benning Wentworth of the New Hampshire colony.

Stowe lies in a broad, fertile valley between Mount Mansfield and other peaks of the Green Mountains to the west, and the Worcester Range to the east.

At 4,393 feet, Mount Mansfield is Vermont’s highest mountain.
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Stowe was chartered June 8, 1763 by Royal Governor Benning Wentworth of the New Hampshire colony.

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1800 - First school house in Stowe, Vermont, erected on land deeded by Oliver Luce in the Upper Village.

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1818 - First church built in Stowe, Vermont

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1839 - Stow
Stow [Stowe], Vermont
Lamoille county. Waterbury river and its branches give this town a good water power, and by which several mills are put into operation. Stow is situated between the Mansfield and Hog's Back mountains, and contains a large tract of level, fertile land, which appears to have been of alluvial formation. This valley contains some very beautiful and productive farms. Between five and six thousand sheep are kept and the exports of agricultural products are valuable. Stow is a flourishing town and contains a neat and pleasant mountain valley village.

This town was first settled in 1793. It lies 15 miles N.N.W. from Montpelier, 12 S. from Hyde Park, and 26 E. from Burlington. Population, 1820, 957; 1830, 1,570.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1866 - Stowe Free Library established

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1888 - Mt.Mansfield Creamery began operation in Stowe, Vermont

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1894 - (Stowe, Vermont) - Carriage road to Smuggler's Notch completed

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1895 - Stow / Stowe
Stow, or Stowe, a post-village and summer resort in Stow township, Lamoille co., Vt., on the Waterbury River, about 16 miles N. by W. of Montpelier, and 28 miles E. of Burlington. It is beautifully situated in a valley. It contains 3 or 4 churches, a graded school, a hotel capable of accommodating about 350 guests, and manufactures of leather, carriages, gloves, starch, &c. Stow township comprises part of Mount Mansfield. Visitors can ride in carriages to its summit, on which is the Tip Top House. Pop. of the township, in 1890, 1886.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1897 - Mt. Mansfield Electric Railroad began daily service between Waterbury and Stowe

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1906
Stowe, a post-village and summer-resort in Stowe town ship (town), Lamoille co., Vt., on the Waterbury River, about 16 miles N. by W. of Montpelier. It is beautifully situated in a valley. Stowe town comprises part of Mount Mansfield, which is ascended by carriage-road. Pop. of the town in 1900, 1926 ; of the village, 500.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1911 - Village of Stowe Electric Light & Power System established

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1913 - Skiing first introduced by Swedish families living in Stowe

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1932 - (Stowe, VT) - Mt. Mansfield Electric Railroad service discontinued.

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1933 - (Stowe, VT) - First ski trails cut (CCC project)

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1940 - (Stowe, VT) - First single chair lift constructed, ushering in commercial skiing

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The Stowe Reporter covering local politics, business, arts and personalities, has been the weekly newspaper of record for the town of Stowe since its founding in 1958.

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1963 - Stowe-Morrisville Airport established

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Stowe:
1. Stowe Mountain Resort:

Hit the slopes in the winter for some world-class skiing and snowboarding.

In the summer, enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and zip-lining.

The gondola ride offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains year-round.

2. Stowe Village Historic District:

Stroll through the picturesque streets lined with boutique shops, art galleries, and cozy cafes.

Don't miss the Stowe Community Church, a quintessential New England church with a beautiful white steeple.

3. Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum:

Learn about the history of skiing and snowboarding in Vermont.

The museum features fascinating exhibits and memorabilia.

4. Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour:

Take a short drive to nearby Waterbury for a tour of the famous Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory.

Sample some of their delicious flavors, and learn about the company's commitment to sustainability.

5. Stowe Recreation Path:

Enjoy a leisurely walk, bike ride, or cross-country skiing... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Stowe, Vermont, USA

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male ancestorFreeborn P IRISH (July 1843, Stowe, Vermont, USA - 31 May 1910, Waterbury, Vermont, USA)
female ancestorRose Delima VIGNEUX (1860, - 2 October 1925, Stowe, Vermont, USA)
female ancestorCarrie Evelyn TATRO (22 January 1871, Stowe, Vermont, USA - , )
male ancestorClayton Contine SCOTT (10 February 1872, Fletcher, Vermont, USA (East, West) (Binghamville) - 16 December 1957, Stowe, Vermont, USA)
female ancestorJennie V WOODWORTH (23 June 1879, Stowe, Vermont, USA - 14 December 1949, Johnson, Vermont, USA)
male ancestorJohn Josiah NEWBERRY (13 July 1914, , Pennsylvania, USA - 27 June 2004, Stowe, Vermont, USA)

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