Barton village has its own waterfalls from Crystal Lake. They were used to supply energy to mills and even to a Steinway Piano factory that once built key mechanisms. The ruins of this building and other buildings from the last two centuries are still standing and are visible on the Crystal Lake Historical walk in town.
I chose this theme because I thought that Barton was the only village with its own waterfalls. But today I remembered three other Vermont towns with falls: Quechee, Bradford, and North Troy. There probably are others. So this isn't as rare as I imagined.
However, the ruins, historic trail, and beauty of the area are rare and unique.
The building below is E. M. Brown's, our "hardware store." It carries everything. The falls are behind this building and powered a mill in the lowest section which is visible in the second photograph above.
I have modified this blog somewhat for visitors that use Microsoft Internet Explorer. I hope you can all see three columns now. However, I can't get the banner on the top of the blog to be visible for you yet.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Thank you for dropping by!