Myth, Hero, Legend: Ethan Allen's Founding Legacy
08/15/11 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Ethan Allen is a towering figure in early Vermont history, with stories of revolutionary campaigns and political deals. Now Allen’s complicated and compelling biography is told in the new book, “Ethan Allen: His Life and Times” by historian Willard Sterne Randall. We talk with Randall about what drove Vermont’s founding father, and how Allen’s life shaped Vermont’s statehood.
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Also on the program, this year's wild weather swings, from a soggy spring to a scorched and dry summer have made life difficult for farmers and gardeners. We talk to Secretary of Agriculture, Chuck Ross, about the effect of the weather on crops.