VT Posted in Vermont September 16, 2016 by Kristin Grimes Here’s What Life In Vermont Looked Like In 1940 Some things in Vermont have changed, others have stayed the same. Here are some amazing photos from 1940 that show us what Vermont life looked like in the Green Mountain State over 75 years ago. 1. Townspeople at town meeting to ballot on whether or not intoxicating liquors should be sold in Woodstock. Marion Post Wolcott 2. One of the town selectmen voting at a town meeting. Marion Post Wolcott The women who gave him the ballot said, "If you vote yes for liquor, you'd better put your ballot in a box in a different town. We won't let you stay around here long." 3. A mailman in Woodstock makes deliveries after a heavy snowfall. Marion Post Wolcott 4. Horse and sled of a garbage and rubbish collector. Marion Post Wolcott 5. Sawing wood on a farm. Marion Post Wolcott 6. Weekend skiers, often from New York, can get warm and dry and refreshments in a ski hut built by Clinton Gilbert, a farmer in Woodstock. Marion Post Wolcott 7. Mr. G.W. Clarke coming to town to sell butter on Saturday. He was seventy-one years old in this photo and was a lifelong resident of Vermont. Marion Post Wolcott 8. Proprietor of pool room and townspeople playing cards on a winter morning. Marion Post Wolcott 9. Hauling water in milk cans after pipes have frozen. Marion Post Wolcott 10. Hired help resting after day's work on Upwey horse farm in South Woodstock. Marion Post Wolcott 11. Farmers bring their cans of milk to the crossroads early every morning, where they are picked up by large cooperative farmers trucks. Marion Post Wolcott 12. Farmer's son and collie dog driving the cows back to the barn after watering them at the brook. Marion Post Wolcott All other sources of water supply were frozen for two months during very severe winter. 13. Townspeople going to vote by ballot on whether or not pinball machines should be allowed. Marion Post Wolcott 14. Skiers eating lunch in tollhouse at the foot of Mount Mansfield. Marion Post Wolcott 15. A Vermont homemaker fixing supper on a winter night. Marion Post Wolcott 16. Walter N. Gaylord dripping the boiled-down maple syrup sap to see if it has reached correct consistency for syrup. Marion Post Wolcott He is making maple syrup on a King evaporator in Waitsfield, Mad River Valley. He averaged about 150 gallons of syrup annually, this particular year he tapped 600 out of his 1000 trees because of an unusually deep snow and late spring. 17. Farmhouse and milk cans near Saint Johnsbury. Marion Post Wolcott 18. Young daughter of Frank H. Shurtleff sitting outside sugar house where sap from maple trees is boiled down into maple syrup. Marion Post Wolcott The Shurtleff farm had about 400 acres, and was originally purchased by the grandfather in 1840. He raised sheep, cows, cut lumber and made maple syrup for about 35 years. Sugaring brings in around one thousand dollars annually. Becasue of the deep snow this particular year he only tapped 1000 of his 2000 trees on this farm in North Bridgewater. 19. Farmer with his freshly-dug potatoes near Bristol. Louise Rosskam 20. Silver salesman who travels from farm to farm trying to sell his wares to a farm woman near Lincoln. Louise Rosskam 21. Pitching pennies at a band concert in Lincoln. Louise Rosskam 22. Raffle of a ten-pound bag of sugar conducted to raise funds for the church in Lincoln. Louise Rosskam 23. Old man and his wife preparing their popcorn roaster in front of the town hall in Bristol. Louise Rosskam 24. Farmer's son shoveling snow out of a driveway near Putney. Marion Post Wolcott 25. Corner of Main Street, center of town after a blizzard in Brattleboro. Marion Post Wolcott 26. Every available space for parking is used by skiers on weekends at Clinton Gilbert's farm in Woodstock. Marion Post Wolcott The house was purchased by Gilbert in 1929. He had about 150 acres, mainly a dairy farm with twenty three cows. He also made about one hundred gallons of maple syrup every year. Looking for more nostalgic photos of Vermont? Check out these houses!