Vermont

This official building is a shared Port of Entry, intentionally built on the boundary, allowing customs and immigrations officers from both countries to work in one structure. Built in the early 1980s, this was the first of this type, intended to be more...

The American Precision Museum is museum of precision manufacturing, featuring a collection of hand and machine tools, housed in an old armory in the small Vermont town of Windsor. Among the museum's remarkable collections and displays of small-scale invention...

For many years, Vermont was one of the leading states in the production of talc, and it is still one of only six states that does so, and is ranked third in the nation. All of the talc production currently comes from a single mine, the Argonaut Mine, in...

A mile west of Derby Line is the community of Beebee Plain, which, like Derby Line, straddles the international boundary with Canada. Canusa Road, whose name is a reference to its location, comes westward from Stanstead, Quebec, and lines up right along the...

The international boundary begins its journey westward for 90 miles along the top of Vermont here, at the intersection of Halls Stream, and the 45th Parallel. The 45th Parallel, the line of latitude halfway between the equator and the...

Most ice cream is produced close to its market, often in urban and suburban creameries. Ben and Jerry’s though is entirely made in Vermont, and is shipped nationally in small cartons that have to stay frozen. Tourism is built into their first plant at their...

Most of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is made in this building, in an office park in St. Albans, Vermont, near the Canadian border. Ben and Jerry’s is owned by Unilever, a British food and consumer products conglomerate, and is the biggest ice cream company in...

The Snowflake Museum in Jericho is one of the most remarkable museums in the state. It is located in the back rooms of the Old Mill Craft Shop, past the door for the Jericho Village Office. It features the work of Wilson Bentley (1861-1931) who lived his...

Cabot’s Cheese is a nationally distributed brand based conceptually and physically in Vermont. Their original plant in Cabot is a Vermont dairy business tourism destination, like Ben and Jerry’s. And, like Ben and Jerry’s, most of their product is made not at...

Cabot’s Cheese is a nationally distributed brand based conceptually and physically in Vermont. Their original plant in Cabot is a Vermont dairy business tourism destination, like Ben and Jerry’s. Cabot is a co-op, and produces cheese from dairies generally...

A new Border Patrol regional headquarters, where vehicles and field personnel are based, and where hundreds of cameras and sensors positioned at remote parts of the border are monitored.

The Canaan/Hereford crossing is one of 15 border crossings along the top of Vermont, where the relatively straight West Line generally follows  the 45th Parallel, forming the border.  The boundary splits an old building, now located...

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland is an active art production site, located at a large, long-shuttered Vermont Marble production plant. Most of the buildings are leased to other companies, but the Carving Studio occupies a few of the...

The Derby Line/Stanstead road crossing, on the east side of town, is the second most heavily used of the 15 border crossings in Vermont.  It is the crossing for Interstate 91, connecting the Eastern Townships of Quebec with the interstate artery that...

This small old graveyard near East Richford is on a US road that drifts north briefly a few feet into Canada. The cemetery is split by the line, with some graves in Canada, and some in the USA. The boundary here is unmarked too, and though the Boundary...

Asbestos was mined in great quantity in Vermont - the state was one of only two states in the Union that produced the material (the other was California - most North American asbestos came from Canada). The principal Vermont asbestos mining area is on Mt....

The Elizabeth Mine, in South Strafford, was once the largest copper mine in the nation, and was still the largest in New England during WWII. Its production peaked in 1955, when it covered 850 acres (more than a square mile). When it closed in 1958, it was...

Vermont has one full-fledged military range, the Ethan Allan Firing Range, near Underhill Center. Owned by the Army, the 11,000 acre range was first established in the 1920s, and was developed as a major gun testing range by General Electric in the 1950s. It...

The Haskell Library and Opera House, in Derby Line, was intentionally built on the international boundary by its benefactors in 1904, to celebrate the friendship between the two countries. The line goes through the building obliquely, though the main entrance...

Henry Road used to cross the border, but is now blocked with concrete barriers. Many small uncontrolled crossings like this in western Vermont and upstate New York were barricaded for security purposes in the 1970s, in preparation for the 1976 Olympic games...

The Highgate Springs/St. Armand crossing is the busiest border crossing on the Vermont boundary. Northbound the divided highway goes to Montreal, and southbound it goes to Burlington, Vermont, via Interstate 89.  West of the Port of Entry building...

The legendary Canadian weapons engineer Gerald Bull operated a test site that straddled the international border, near Jay, Vermont. First known as Highwater Station (the name coming from the closest town on the Canadian side) the location was created on land...

The Hurtubise cattle farm is on the international boundary, and members of the family live in a farmhouse that is split nearly exactly in half by the line. In the living room, for example, facing the television, "his" chair is in Canada, and "her" chair is in...

The farm where Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka the Mormons) was born, in 1805, was located on this hillside in South Royalton. The site is now one of more than a dozen historic sites owned by the LDS Church, and...

This small seasonal dwelling, overlooking the water of Lake Champlain, sits directly on the shore, and on the border. It was restored 15 or so years ago without the consent of the Boundary Commission, which officially regulates all construction projects that...

At the east end of the town of Derby Line, the international boundary crosses Maple Street/Rue Ball, where a barricade has been constructed on the US side, and the line grazes a Canadian garage. The gates, also located on a few other roads crossing the line...

The Marsh Billings Rockefeller Historic Site is a complicated place. Located in the town of Woodstock, perhaps Vermont's fanciest town, it is the state's first and only National Park. It consists of a few hundred acres covering Mount Tom, and the farm and...

The Middlebury Quarry is a large open pit limestone quarry that is the primary source of the material for the calcium carbonate processed at OMYA's Verpol Plant 25 miles away. Up to 115 truckloads a day go back and forth on the highway. The quarry is nearly a...

The Morses Line Crossing started in 1871, when the Morse family opened a store directly on the line, a building now long gone. Today the crossing averages around 80 vehicles a day, making it among the least used of the 15 crossings in Vermont. The Canadian...

A 7,000 acre private wooded reserve owned by reclusive monks, where the nation's "longest paved private toll road" rises 3,200 feet up to the top of Mount Equinox. The property was amassed and developed starting in the 1930s, by a chemist, engineer and...