Transportation along Main St, Burlington

This sequence of four images contains some of the most viewed photos in the Landscape Change Program database.

From oldest to newest, they show the transportation changes that took place along Main Street in Burlington, Vermont, over the years. From a newly paved road in 1920, to the streetcars that lasted only a few decades, to the busy asphalt road of today, these images display a transformation that happened across the country.

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 avang@uvm.edu, or fill out our Interstate Survey.

-Ana