Stories & Galleries

The unfolding story of any place has countless facets. This emerging collection of stories about Burlington includes a wide range of media types and sources. Creators and contributors include community members, UVM faculty and students, and soon, students from local schools. While the range of topics here is broad, they have a consistent theme: Burlington's landscape and the community's relationship to it. Ideas for this page? Write to Inés Berrizbeitia at


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arrowBurlington's First City Market (1869), an article by Prudence Doherty,
UVM Special Collections

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arrowThe Burlington
The story of the deep ravine that once ran through the city.

arrow Mills & Factories
From Cereal to Can Openers: Historic Industries along Pine Street, by Karyn Norwood


Photo Galleries

Satellite Imagery of Burlington 1936 - 2015 Swipe your cursor to see then | now.
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Flickr Photo Set: Interesting Geological Features

This set of photos includes the Champlain Thrust Fault, the Salmon Hole, the Redstone Quarry, and more.

Video and Audio

arrowThe Shape of Our Landscape
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Geologist Stephen Wright talks about the forces that formed our landscape, both geological and human.

arrowHistory of the Burlington Waterfront
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A narrated slideshow created by Rick Moulton for Main Street Landing.

“Intervale Out Loud”
A Sound Map by Kate Blofson
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This oral history project presents stories about the intervale from farmers, fishermen, hunters, ecologists, and others.

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arrow1916 Silent Film:
A Vermont Romance
This silent film reveals some fascinating glimpses of Burlington's landscape as it was nearly a century ago.

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arrowDrone's View of Burlington
UVM graduate, Eric Schwer, created this movie with a camera mounted on an aerial drone giving us a unique perspective on our city.