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In the early 1940s, the von Trapp family toured the United States as the Trapp Family Singers before eventually settling in Stowe, Vermont on an enchanted farm with sweeping mountain vistas reminiscent of their beloved Austria. In the summer of 1950, they began welcoming guests to a rustic, 27-room family home/lodge. After a devastating fire in 1980, the original structure was replaced by the new Trapp Family Lodge, a striking, 96-room alpine lodge situated on 2,500 acres offering magnificent indoor and outdoor resort amenities. The entire property is owned and operated by the von Trapp family

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Emliy’s Bridge

Like all great ghost stories, the Legend of Emily’s Bridge, in Stowe, Vermont, has many different versions.

Some say a young woman named Emily was stood up at the altar by her fiancé, and fled from the church in anger on her family carriage. Not paying attention to where she was going, she crashed the carriage into the creek underneath what used to be known as Gold Brook Bridge, killing herself and her family’s horses.

Others claim Emily hoped to meet her secret lover at the bridge, so that they could elope. When he didn’t show, she flung herself off the bridge into the waters below, drowning to death.

And finally there’s the tale of the young woman who became pregnant out of wedlock, and, in desperation, hanged herself from the rafters of the covered bridge

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Bennington Battle Monument Bennington Vermont

This 306′ dolomite obelisk was dedicated in 1891 to commemorate the 1777 Battle of Bennington. The monument was constructed on the site of the Continental arms storehouse, the object of this Revolutionary War battle in which General John Stark led his troops to one of the first major American victories against the British.