Folsom School 3-4 Faces and Places Website

The students in Dr. Robinson's 3-4 Team, along with their library media specialist, Mrs. Sharon Hayes, have created a website all about South Hero history after interviewing townsfolk. Click here to learn about some buildings in town and the famous families that lived there in the past.

Notice

At the end of 2018 Lake Champlain Access Television [LCATV] started filming our presentations. Their output is 2 to 4 times sharper than the videos I was putting up. That means it takes a little longer to get the video to start. [The reason I reduced the quality level of my videos.] Their production is different than mine and you will notice that immediately.
When you click on a video, it starts to load. It will take about 30 seconds [an eternity when you are waiting] to start playing. The speakers will start to sound and the video will look like it is not running for about 23 seconds. LCATV puts up an identification POSTER for those 23 seconds. Don't be alarmed, it is running if you can hear the sound.

The old WEB guy


Thursday, July 5, 2018

May 4, 2018 Bootlegging Through the Islands: Past and Present

On Friday, May 4th at 7PM at the Folsom Ed. Center in South Hero, the SHHS presented a program on smuggling in The Champlain Islands. Cathy Merrihew, along with Doug Tudhope, John Lake, and Sheriff Ray Allen lead a discussion of smuggling through our history to the present day.

Vermont has a somewhat checkered history of smuggling. After all, a favorite ski resort got its name because our ancestors drove cattle through the notch from Canada in violation of the embargo against Great Britain and its colonies. Vermonters turned a blind eye seeing as they were not in sympathy with a president from the south who was trying to avoid the War of 1812.

Then there was the bootlegging of the 30's. Again, Vermonters tolerated the law breakers. After all, how can you keep a man from his booze? We heared some unusual and funny stories of escapades of rum running through the islands.

But how should we feel about the current smuggling of drugs into our state? Should it be considered a serious concern to our citizens?

Many came to share their stories of rumored escapades. Laugh a little about our history. Perhaps we may also have a serious discussion about our present responsibilities.

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