All this reminds me of a story about Victory, surely the LAST place on
earth, or the next place to it!!
A pair of out-of-staters, arrived at a cross roads with a house or two
nearby. They stopped the car. An old fellow was sitting on the porch of
one of the houses, It had seen better days. The driver asked, "How do we
find Victory?" -- Answer -- "Don't move a goddam inch!"
By the way, recently I received a check from the Washington County
Electric Coop in East Montpelier (or its successors) who had run the
lines into East Corinth, in the amount of $65, in recompense for my
parents' capital share of $5+ dollars when the Coop went public about
1970? It pays to keep those records!!
Paul Carnahan wrote:
> The answer to the first part of the question about the last towns to receive
> electric and telephone service was not as hard as I had made it out to be.
> Victory and Granby were the last towns in Vermont to receive electricity in
> November 1963 (they share the distinction, as far as I can tell). See A
> VERMONT CENTURY, p. 133. This source does not give the month, just the
> year. The month of November is given in THRU THE WOODS, DOWN THE RIVER,
> OVER THE HILL, GRANBY, VT, published by the town in 1990.
> We're still working on the telephone service part of that question...
> paul carnahan
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Marcus A. McCorison
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