Factory Point

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MANCHESTER — Ever wonder what the area of Main Street in Manchester Center looked like 100 years ago? How about 200?

Factory Point was a sizable district with a rich history, which, at various times, included textile and sawmills, gristmills and tanneries, among other manufacturers, many of which drew their power from the West Branch of the Battenkill.

Shawn Harrington, curator of the Manchester Historical Society and a local expert on Manchester, will give a talk on this area at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Factory Point Town Green.

This event is free and open to the public, with complimentary cider and donuts. The rain date will be 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12.

This event is sponsored by the Manchester Riverwalk Association.

And for those who would like a little exercise in the fresh fall air beforehand, join Riverwalk members and student volunteers from the Long Trail School for our trail clean-up along the banks of the Battenkill.

We will meet at 10 a.m. in the parking lot next to Friends of the Sun at 159 Depot Street in Manchester Center.

It is a short walk to the Town Green.

 


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