Ahh, Vermont. A timeless place with picturesque views, charming towns and hardworking folks. While things inevitably change over time, Vermont has been able to hold on to its appeal and charisma stronger than most other states in the country. Let’s take a look at what every town in Vermont had in the 1930s and check out what has changed, and what we have been able to hold on to.
1. Farming Supplies
Sign "Farm stock tools for sale" near Troy in 1936.
Auction near Hyde Park Village during the summer of 1936.
One of the many Vermont sheep farmers near North Troy.
Here is one of the many farm boys who helped on the farms in Vermont on his horse east of Lowell in 1936.
Pictured is an old Vermont carriage and farm family near North Hyde Park.
A woman tries her hand at the games at fair day in Morrisville in 1936.
7. Repairs by hand.
A farmer sharpening the knife of an old mowing machine on farm near Hyde Park.
Pictured is the United Farmers Milk Cooperative in Troy, 1936.
A lovely church in Lowell.
10. Old timers
These old timers take to the steps of the general store at the Fair at Albany, 1936.
The "state cop" is the young boy's idol.
Small towns parades still draw in the crowds throughout Vermont, such as this one in Albany in 1936.
Farm with round barn in Caledonia County in 1937.
14. Antique Shops
Vermont still has a fair amount of antique shops, such as this one pictured in 1937 in Windsor County.
15. Hiking Trails
Marker on Long Trail, Eden Mills.
16. Town Greens
This bandstand in Craftsbury is getting ready for a busy day in 1937.
4-H Club boys taking care of their cows at the State Fair in Rutland, 1937.
18. Fresh fruits and veggies.
Fruit and vegetable display at the State Fair in Rutland in 1937.
19. Village Shops
All in one country stores are still popular today throughout Vermont.
20. Covered Bridges
Vermonters have always used and admired the many covered bridges throughout the countryside.
21. Family Dinners
Vermonters have always valued the importance of family. Pictured are the McNallys at dinner in Kirby in 1937.
Skiers relaxing in the sun during noon hour outside of forest ranger's hut near the top of Mount Mansfield.
What are some other things that towns had in the 1930’s? Let us know what you think about the changes – and what you think we’ve been able to hold on to!