Arlington, Vermont

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Arlington Vermont is a town in Bennington County, in the southwestern part of the state. Nestled in a valley between the Taconic Mountains and the Green Mountains, Arlington can be found on the Battenkill River, which is famous for its trout fishing.

One of the largest employers for Arlington residents is the Orvis Company, located in the neighboring town of Sunderland. Orvis is a family-owned retail and mail-order business specializing in high-end fishing, hunting and sporting goods.

Before Vermont was admitted to the United States as the fourteenth state in 1791, Vermont was an independant country and in 1777 Arlington became the first capital of the Vermont Republic. Several of the "Green Mountain Boys" lived in Arlington before the American Revolution, including Thomas Chittenden, Seth Warner, and Remember Baker.

Some noted residents of Arlington in the twentieth century included Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Carl Ruggles, and Norman Rockwell.

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Vermont Events in February

Paris Photo/Aperture Best Photobooks of 2017 Exhibit 2/15/18 - 3/15/18

Paris Photo/Aperture Best Photobooks of 2017 is a collection of artistic photobooks assembled by the Aperture Foundation, formed by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and other leading photographers in the 1950s. Every year the best photobooks from throughout the world are selected and mounted in a traveling exhibition. This will be the first showing in North America following its debut at the Aperture Gallery in NYC. The imagery and the book designs are provocative and contemporary and are presented so viewers can turn pages to see each in its entirety. If you enjoy photography, writing, graphic design and bookmaking, this will be a special treat. OPENING: Thursday, February 15 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.

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