Category Archives: Local History

Silver Lake History Hike – Sept. 10

Vermont Archaeology Month Event, 2017


Silver Lake History Hike

Sunday, September 10th, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Silver Lake

Meet at the public parking lot (Silver Lake trailhead) on Rt 53, south of Branbury State Park

Free: Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

Researcher & author Bill Powers and retired National Forest archaeologist Dave Lacy will lead a hike to Silver Lake where they will highlight the history & archaeology of the area, from evidence of Native American use and the story of the 19th century settlement, to the development of a popular hotel/retreat on the lake shore, the 100th anniversary of a power generation dam & network, and several decades of National Forest management. Bill will be armed with a collection of historic photographs. PLEASE BRING water, lunch, appropriate walking shoes, & bug repellent and sunscreen if desired. Well-behaved (voice command or leashed) dogs welcome to join us.


Rediscovering a crashed Army plane that went down 60 years ago

I’ve attended Bill Power’s talk about the Army plane that crashed into the Green Mountains in the 1950s. It includes his first-hand account of relocating the crash site and the poignant closure for the family of one of the pilots.

He’s giving it again at the Brandon Library on Tuesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. It will be worth your time.

Bill Powers presents a talk about the Forest Dale banjo factory – May 20

Banjo presentation 20 May 2017.JPG