Summer Comes to a Close

This summer I heard stories about family farms being split and houses being lost to make way for the Interstate, but I also heard about Vermonter’s love of this state and their pride in the construction and quality of the Vermont Interstate System. Many people we spoke to fondly reminisced about the days pre-interstate, while others spoke of the freedom of the open road.

While the stories we have heard and recorded this summer have been fascinating, our fieldwork has also resulted in 548 rephotographs and 74 stand alone images of Vermont, all of which were added to the Landscape Change Database. During our travels, we also gave 6 presentations, and formally interviewed over 15 Vermont residents.

We are still gathering data and opinions, so if you would like to contribute to this project please contact me at, or fill out our Interstate Survey.


Welcome to Looking Back: The Vermont Interstate System

This website is designed to share through photography and stories how Vermont has changed since the interstate was constructed. Here we’ll be updating our progress rephotographing 12 Vermont towns.

If you or someone you know has stories to share about the interstate or interstate related change please contact Ana Vang at If you would like to share your feelings but don’t want to be interviewed, please fill out our short online survey which can be found near the top of the page.

Be sure to check out the Landscape Change Program website, where you can find more photos of the interstate, landscapes, historic buildings, and more.


Horses Rolling Snow in Northeast Vermont – 1941. Click the image for more details.