Milton, located in the northwest corner of Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain, covers some 67 square miles. The area attracted settlers who found the pine forests ideal for lumbering and the land fertile enough to farm. One-room schoolhouses dotted the landscape, and commerce grew in the Main and River Streets area. With the arrival of the railroad and the creation of summer camps and recreation areas, Milton quickly became an attractive destination for visitors from Boston, New York, and beyond. Rural, northern Vermont was not an easy place to make a living or create a community, and the images in Milton show the triumphs and struggles of the town as it established a strong identity through the years. Photographs of businesses, farms, churches, organizations, schools, and people at work and play demonstrate the progress that Milton has made through the years.