Below are images from Neil Rappaport's "visual census" of Pawlet VT taken in the 1980's. Much more information at the Vermont Folklife Center. These recently became the basis for a photo essay, Messages from a Small Town: Photographs Inside Pawlet, Vermont featuring Susan Rappaport's oral history work in the area. Priceless. Recently started a class in oral history as part of my librarian degree, and one of my fellow students is closely related to this project, literally. The baby in the cover photo below is her cousin.
BERNIE LURVEY, FLOYD SHELDON
CHESTER and LENORA CLARK
Visiting a sugarshack or sugarhouse is a great event. Either learn the process with the kids, or go late night and help stoke the fire -get into it with the owner over a few.