Saturday, December 28, 2013

Who Knew? A Discerning Tourist’s Guidebook to Lesser Known Attractions




There is a monument in Montpelier, Vermont's Green Mount Cemetery that is said to be one of the most haunted sites in the state. It is the tomb of the founder of the Capital city, who was generally considered to be a crook by most of the original townies. But, when he bequest his substantial fortune to them upon his demise, they changed their minds and typically dedicated public buildings to him. His gravestone made of copper rather than granite, for which the State is known, is clearly an artistic rendition of a cloaked muscled male— a wonderfully sculpted and gruesomely patinated gut clenching cancerous version of Death—has, for whatever reason, earned the name of Black Agnes. A self-guided tour map is available and visitors may also like to make a drive through of nearby Hope Cemetery famous for its historic artisan carved monuments whose stone was quarried from the world famous Rock of Ages Quarry in Barre, Vermont. 

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