Audio Archive

GHS Meeting of August 10, 2015

GHS - 2015 - The 60’s and 70’s Counterculture in Vermont - Panel Discussion



Greensboro Historical Society - Summer Meeting:

"The 60’s and 70’s Counterculture in Vermont" - Panel Discussion

Moderator: Willie Smith

Panelists: David Allen, Joseph "Chip" Troiano, Judy Carpenter, and Elka Schumann

August 10, 2015 Fellowship Hall Greensboro, VT


Audio Archive

GHS Meeting of February 25, 1986

Discussion of Education, Recreation and Other Topics



This is an audio recording made during a meeting of the Greensboro Historical Society on February 25, 1986.  The meeting was at the home of Lora & Bernie Atherton on Gebbie Road.  Present were Wilhelmina Smith (moderator), Lora and Bernie Atherton, Ida Perron, Robert Wilson and others yet to be identified.  The meeting was recorded on audio cassettes.  There are three cassettes, giving six mp3 audio files (one file per side).

The recordings were evidently done by simply placing a cassette recorder amidst the participants.  The resultant audio quality ranges from good to poor.  Multiple conversations are frequently heard along with occasional unintelligible background chatter.  The main theme of conversation was education in the old days.  Conversation topics included recreation by children and teens, standards of personal behavior for teachers, the French language, immigration, the various locations of schoolhouses, who the teachers were, where participants went to school and where they taught, political parties, barn raisings, barn dances,corn shucking, radio shows, Black power issues, holiday activities, winter weather, midwifery, found objects, and stamp collecting.

In spite of some audio quality issues, there are many gems to be found in the recordings.  Of particular historical value are the names and places mentioned and explained by the participants.

Listen to the unedited six sides by clicking on the links below:


 Side  MP3 Player  Topic(s)
Standards, school locations
Teacher Bios, Aviation
Barn raisings, dances, radio shows, Black power
Holiday activities, winter weather, midwifery, found objects, stamp collecting

Audio Archive

Hazel Giles Reminisces

February 18, 1987





Erwin LaPierre interviews Hazel Giles who talks about her life in Greensboro Bend.  She talks about the history of the Bend, trains, businesses in the Bend, old cars, the train wreck of May 5, 1944, and her memories of snow rolling.


Listen to the tape with the mp3 player below:


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Mahlon Jameison and Forrest Winchester

Interviewed by Nancy and Lewis Hill

April 6, 1976





Jameison and Winchester reminisce about their lives in Greensboro Bend; Nancy and Lewis Hill prompt the conversation from time to time.  They talk about the stone industry, sugaring, George Marshall's 4-horse team, buildings in Greensboro Bend, family origins, rural obstetrics, and more.

The tape begins and ends abruptly and runs for about 30 minutes.  At times the participants can be difficult to understand.

Listen to the tape with the mp3 player below:


Audio Archive

Warner Davis Reminisces

November 2, 1986





Warner Davis reminisces about how it was in the old days:  train travel to and from the bend and merchandising at the Davis Store.

This tape is only about 18 minutes long - you'll be wishing it were longer.


Listen to the tape using the mp3 player below: