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White River Junctions

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In this fascinating look at White River Junction, Dave Norman relates the history of this Vermont river town to the country at large. He puts faces, names, and anecdotes to the forces shaping the American Century. The village was settled at the junction of two rivers. Two railroad lines replaced the barge traffic, and now, two interstates make White River three times a jun ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by F/64 Publishing
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Oct 28, 2011 Stephanie rated it really liked it
I was very pleasantly surprised by this in-depth history of a small Vermont town. Not many tiny mountain towns can claim the expansive and fascinating history Norman relates in his book.

The author first explores some of the long-standing, historical buildings still able to be seen today. The railroad station that is credited with giving purpose to a town built on this plot of New England territory, a warehouse now housing a salvage shop and giving local artists room to practice their craft, and
Sep 24, 2011 melydia rated it liked it
The title caught my eye because I've actually visited White River Junction, Vermont, and found it to be a charmingly quirky little town. The book is divided into two sections: the buildings and the people. The first is a series of essays detailing the histories of assorted structures in WRJ, and was definitely my favorite part. I loved reading about the railroad boom and subsequent demise, the rebirth of the Tip Top building, and the rest. It made me want to go back to WRJ and take another look ...more
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Sep 29, 2012 M. Fenn rated it it was ok
I received a copy of White River Junctions by Dave Norman as an Early Reviewers book. I love railroads and I love in Vermont, so I thought it would be a really interesting read. It has its moments. The book is divided into two sections: one discusses the historical buildings of White River Junction; the second is collection of interviews with local residents. If you want to learn more about this historic Vermont town and the struggles it and its people have a gone through, this is a decent overv ...more
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