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Colchester Bog Natural Area

Human History

The following resource list provides information relating to the history of Colchester Bog and its surroundings. For a brief synopsis of the history of Colchester Bog, see the tab under History marked Synopsis.


Beattie, Mary Elizabeth. Emigres and industrialization: French Canadians in Burlington and Colchester, Vermont, 1850-1870. UVM Department of History, 1985.
Call number- W15 O B38ma 

Historic Colchester towns & countryside. Halifax, N.S. : Nimbus, 2000. Colchester Historical Society.
Call number- Special Collections F1039.T79 H57 2000

Look around Colchester and Milton. Burlington, VT: Chittenden County Historical Society, 1975.
Call number- Special Collections F59.C62 L66 1975

Schaefer, Inge. Colchester. Portsmouth, N.H. : Arcadia, 2003.
Call number- Special Collections F59.C62 S33 2003

Schaefer, Inge. Chronicles of Colchester. Charleston, SC : History Press, 2009.
Call number- Special Collections F59.C62 S327 2009

Wright, Ruth. History of the town of Colchester. 1963.
Call number- Special Collections F59.C62 W74 1966


Abenaki in Vermont: a history kit for students and their teachers  published by the Vermont Historical Society. Montpelier, Vt.: Vermont Historical Society, 1998.
Call number- Special Collections E78.V5 V46 1998

Haviland, William A. The original Vermonters : native inhabitants, past and present.Hanover, N.H. : Published by University Press of New England [for] University of Vermont, 1994.
Call number- Special Collections E78.V5 H37 1994 UVM

Sacca, Michael and Sharrow, Gregory. The Abenaki of Vermont: a living culture. Middlebury, Vt. : Vermont Folklife Center, c2002. VHS.
Call number- Media VID 7761

Wiseman, Frederick Matthew. The Abenaki people and the bounty of the land: important wild plant foods of the western Abenaki Burlington, Vt. : Ethan Allen Homestead Trust, 1995.
Call number- Special Collections E99.A13 A134 no.2


Jones, James R.  Rutland remnants [videorecording] / Tell-Tale Productions ; Tell-Tale Productions, c2006.DVD.
Call number-Media DVD 494

Historical sketch of Rutland Railroad Company, 1849-1949. 1949. 
Rutland Railroad Company: 1949.
Call number- Special Collections HE2791.R949 H58 1949 


Vermont airfields: existing fields. Map.Published: Montpelier, Vt. : Vermont Planning Board, 1940.
Call number-Special Collections G3751.P61 1940 .V47 


Abenaki Village


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Rutland Railroad Charging Through Colchester Bog

Photo courtesy of Colchester Historical Society

Champlain Airport


Photo courtesy of Paul Freeman