|Ethan Allen Tower|
|Gary De Carolis and APHS President Tim Prim, and Vice President Sue Prim|
*BUSINESS meeting and refreshments after the walk, at Lea and Chuck's home, 22 Appletree Point Lane.
It was a beautiful day for a winter hike. We learned that the trolley was extended out to the park and the city celebrated with local, state, and national officials in attendance.
The substance of Gary's talk will be available in the next publication of the history of the Appletree Point area, now known as Burlington's North End.
We learned much that we did not know. For example, the purchase and philanthropic endeavor to present Ethan Allen Park as a gift to the people of Burlington was a very big project. A private citizen donated the land and groomed the carriage paths. There was significant public investment, too. The city trolley line was extended to the park, connecting the urban core to their nature park. Today the commemorative sign is tattered and faded, and there is no signage telling people how to get up to the tower. Well maintained stony paths, and a pebbled carriage road, ascend Table Rock, upon which the tower was built. Throughout history, the tower and pinnacle sites were significant look outs for game and visitors.