Preston Bristow
Saturday, February 9, 7 p.m.
Manchester Community Library, Manchester
Hosted by the Manchester Section

Vermont’s logging railroads lacked the scale of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, where no fewer than 22 logging railroads reached deep into old growth forests. Vermont also lacked villainous timber barons like New Hampshire’s J.E. Henry, the notorious White Mountain railway “wood butcher” famously quoted as saying, “I never see the tree yit that didn’t mean a damned sight more to me goin’ under the saw than it did standin’ on a mountain.” Yet logging railroads did penetrate the Green Mountains, and three are intertwined in the history of the Long Trail. No fee but donations to support the maintenance of the Long Trail will be welcomed the maintenance of the Long Trail will be welcomed.