Monday, July 30, 2007

Short History of Pageant Park, Part 3

1936: A winter carnival was held here. 2,500 people attended this Winter Circus. There were dogsled races, sledding, hockey and basketball. Five airplanes landed on Crystal Lake, which had been plowed to make runways. The ice was also cleared for harness racing.

1937: The air temperature was 40°F (4.4°C) and it rained for the Winter Circus. The sponsors never held the event again.

1942: The Barton chapter of the FFA held a ski meet for six northern Vermont schools. The downhill and slalom races were held at the Pageant Park ski trail. Other events were held in other town locations.

A History of Barton Vermont
© 1998 Darlene Young;
Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association;
Barton, Vermont


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  1. These photos are lovely. Thanks so much for posting them.

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