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250/252 Club

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Nickle, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Nickle

    Nickle

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    Refering to the folks that travel to all 252 "towns" in Vermont.

    So Pilgrim has mentioned that he's one of these rugged folks. Now, I'm not, but have been to almost every town in my state.

    Well, Pilgrim, have you been to all the Gores and Grants in the state?

    Seems like 3 Gores and 1 or 2 Grants.
     

  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Moderator NES Member

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    To clarify, I've made about 3/4 of the 252. I think I have been to 2 Gores and maybe one Grant. Without looking at the atlas I track my trips on, I can't say for sure.

    I'm lacking in the southern areas. Somehow I just can't get as excited about the flatter spots in the state.

    I've still got a few more places to go, but I'm in no hurry because when I've done that, I've done that. The fun is in 'the chase' !
     
  3. Nickle

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    Ah yes, you've been to the HARD places. IIRC, Avery's Gore and Warner's Grant are the 2 hardest. Virtual Vermont doesn't even show a picture of Warner's Grant.

    And I wouldn't call southern VT flat, unless you're talking southern Champlain Valley. And there's some decent roads there as well.


    http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/averysgore.html

    Essex County
    Chartered: January 27, 1791 (Vermont Charter)
    Area: 11,686 Acres / 18.26 Square Miles [ 231* ]
    Coordinates (Geographic Center): 71°49'W 44°55'N
    Population (US Census, 2000): 0 [ 253* ]
    Tax Rate: $2.057 ('04)
    Equalized Value: $ ('04)



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    http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/warnersgrant.html

    Essex County
    Chartered: November 29, 1791 (Vermont Charter)
    Area: 2,048 Acres / 3.2 Square Miles [ 252* ]
    Coordinates (Geographic Center): 71°55'W 44°55'N
    Population (US Census, 2000): 0 [ 255* ]
    Tax Rate: $2.057 ('04)
    Equalized Value: $ ('04)

    Today, there are no residents, no roads and no topographic features shown on most maps except the single long height of land known as Beechnut Ridge.
     
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    Damn pretty country!
     
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    Nickle, ever been to Newark? Know where it is?

    Here's a few pics of one of my trips:

    http://www.oldcolonymodelt.com/images/main_pages/tour_ pictures.htm


    I've got lots but just these on the web.

    Rte 58 from Montgomery to Irasburg is a beautiful Model T road.

    Mapquest doesn't even show it going to Montgomery but I'm pretty sure it does continue west from rte 100. It sure isn't a big road !

    Grampa Grunt's Hotel and Video store is a hoot !

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    My old T has been over all the roads showin on this map and many that aren't shown there because they're too small.

    Morgan and Morgan center over near the Gore are absolutely beautiful. You wouldn't believe such beautiful lakes could be up so high in the mountains.

    Island Pond has a couple of great eatery's and a great gun shop !
     
  6. Nickle

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    You'll defintely have to go to Somerset, and add Kelley Stand (it's a road, and a place) to your travels. You can camp at a spot in Somerset, the old Somerset Airport (old landing strip).

    I've been to several of the places your pics showed. That General Store I've been in numerous timews on bike rides. And I used to hunt in Lamoille County and the western North East Kingdom.

    You'll have to see my 1911A1 sometime. It's an early Essex Frame, from when they were still in Island Pond.
     

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