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18th Century French Fort Uncovered

03/16/10 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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The demolition of the Crown Point Bridge

After the recent demolition of the Crown Point Bridge, archaeologists digging through the rubble uncovered what seems to be the remnants of a 300 year old French Fort. Our guests are state archeologist Giovanna Peebles and John Crock, the director of the consulting archaeology program at the University of Vermont.  They'll tell us about the significance of this find, what it teaches us about 18th century Vermont, and how to learn about everyday life from found objects.

Also in the program, the localvore movement and the ingenuity of a longtime farming community have fueled a food renaissance in Hardwick. We talk with Ben Hewitt, author of "The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food."

And VPR's Steve Zind reports on the Combat Paper Project, an arts program that helps soldiers turn their old uniforms into handmade paper for journals.

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lake_champlain_bridge people_places french settlement vermont_history archaeology ben_hewitt hardwick combat_paper soldiers uniforms

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"The Town that Food Saved Book Launch" Ben Hewitt's website
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