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'Brave Little State' Takes Another Crack At Vermont Road Names

A dirt road with lots of trees along the edges
Lydia Brown
Devil's Washbowl connects the towns of Moretown and Northfield. For the third year running, Brave Little State looks into the histories behind some of Vermont's most intriguing road names.

This hour: it's Brave Little State's third annual brief history of Vermont road names. We listen as host Angela Evancie and a team of VPR reporters drive around Green Mountain creation in an effort to uncover the roots of some of the state's most unusual road names. Plus: a visit to the archive. We hear highlights from Brave Little State's 2018 and 2019 road name episodes, including a lesson on the elusive origin of Putney's Hi-Lo Biddy Road.

This episode was reported and produced by Angela Evancie, Lydia Brown, Nina Keck and Bianca Giaever.

Special thanks to our question-askers and to Paul Gillies, Craig Whipple, Abagael Giles, Ethan de Seife, Joe Citro, Martha Howard, Jon Matthewson and Barbara Taylor.

Broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at noon; rebroadcast at 7:00 p.m.

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