april, 2021

13apr7:00 pm8:00 pmGuilford and the I-91 Expressway Construction7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Guilford Historical Society

Event Details

Tuesday April 13th at 7 pm on Zoom

“Guilford and the I-91 Expressway Construction”

A Free Guilford Historical Society Event on ZOOM

Imagine Guilford in the 1940s and 1950s. Route 5 coming into Guilford was the eastern gateway to Vermont. All northbound traffic — buses, trucks, and autos –passed through town. Travelers were greeted by open farmland and a variety of motor courts, small restaurants, filling stations and road side farm stands. It was a different world.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the construction of Interstate 91 transformed Guilford and Vermont. Some Guilford farms and businesses were divided, disrupted or destroyed. Three local residents talk about living through the I-91 highway construction and how it changed Guilford forever.

Recollections by

Jim Henry (Route 5 Farm stand)

Jacqueline and Bob Gaines (Gaines Farm)

Harry Evans (Evans Farm)

Verandah Porche is our host and moderator

Sponsored by the Guilford Historical Society www.guilfordhistorical.org

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86136410971

The event is free, open to all, and will be recorded.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Guilford Historical Society

236 School Road

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