Join Gary Furlong to learn about the triumphs and struggles of Milton, Vermont as it established a strong identity through the years. Gary is the author of Milton, a new addition to the Images of America series.
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. Yet, rural, northern Vermont was not an easy place to make a living or create a community.
Gary Furlong has been a teacher at Milton High School for over 23 years and a resident of Milton for over eight years. As a history teacher and board member of the Milton Historical Society, Gary, along with the members of the society, is interested in preserving the history of Milton for future generations.