The Technological Landscape

A walk through the recent past

A month or so ago, my family and I took advantage of the warmer weather and went on a hike through Barre’s Millstone Trail system, a nexus of recreation paths across second-growth forest that covers up the remains of the city’s granite industry.

The history of the city stretches back to the 1780s (and earlier — Vermont was Abenaki territory before the E…

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