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Vaporman87
Today marks (in my own mind) the start of what I call the Season of Roast Beef.

That's because the volunteer fire department here in Rutland will be selling their delicious Rutland Roast Beef sandwiches at the first of several local "festivals" or "events", beginning today!

Really looking foward to lunch!!!

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shakin steak
That sounds awesome. Oh, the facebook page confirms that it is. How about that.

Last fall we went to Burgoo festival in Utica IL. Burgoo is a "hearty pioneer stew", originally with the key ingredient of squirrel. I hear they don't use squirrel any more, though. By the time we got there all the stew was gone. Still had a great time. I hope we go again this year and make it out earlier.
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Vaporman87

shakin steak wrote :

That sounds awesome. Oh, the facebook page confirms that it is. How about that.



Last fall we went to Burgoo festival in Utica IL. Burgoo is a "hearty pioneer stew", originally with the key ingredient of squirrel. I hear they don't use squirrel any more, though. By the time we got there all the stew was gone. Still had a great time. I hope we go again this year and make it out earlier.


Squirrel stew. That would be a new one for me.
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Vaporman87
The other day at the Fair, a gentleman I know who is an avid collector of old photos/post cards/etc. of our area let me see the following photo of the town I live in circa the early 1900's...



One has to notice the dress of these people. I can't imagine ever having a reason to walk down these streets in that many articles of clothing. It makes you wonder how they ever stood the intense heat/humidity of some Summers here. Amazing stuff.
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Mr Magic
It's almost like a wild west town to me.
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
I grew up in Fairport NY mostly. But I've been to many places.
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Jrs1991
Naugatuck, Connecticut and i still live there. There was a huge flood in the 50's.
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vkimo
I noticed at Banes & Noble they have these nifty books sort of chronicling the early histories of counties. In California they had one about Marin County where I grew up and over here in PA they have one about Saucon Valley as well. They might have a bunch of them. Arcadia Publishing might have a series on your county.



 
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Vaporman87
@vkimo: There was something similar to that book being given away by the Historical Society at the Fair (as a prize), but they did mention that they were for sale at my county's Museum. I will have to stop in there because what I perused of it interested me.
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vkimo
They're cool books. I think the might appeal more to the older crowd (Over 50) because they might recognize the old scenery where as I take a look at the book and like Crow pointed out, it looks like a frontier town.
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