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  • #61901

    PaulBach
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    For more information about Vermont’s cheese industry, [URL=”http://www.vtcheese.com/”]click here[/URL].

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    The closest cheese producer to the rally site is [URL=”http://www.vtcheese.com/members/maplebrook/maplebrook.htm”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]Maplebrook Farm[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL] in Bennington just a few miles from the rally.

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    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]Maplebrook Farm cheeses are made daily by skilled old-world cheese artisans. We make our own curd from the milk of cows that are rBGH free and that graze in the green mountains of Vermont. Our cheeses are made in small batches using all natural ingredients with no preservatives.

    Our cheese is a 100% Vermont product. When you buy this product, you are directly helping to support small dairy farms of Vermont. All our cheese is made from whole milk that has been pasteurized. A gluten free product and there is no corn in the veg rennet we use.

    Our Story
    In 2003, while visiting Manchester, Vermont, Johann Englert had a flash-back to her college years. A cluster of fresh mozzarella balls sitting on the counter of Al Ducci’s Groceria reminded her of a groceria she and her mother had visited while traveling in Italy. The cheese artisans at Al Ducci’s produced genuine, Old World mozzarella. Johann could not find that level of quality in Boston and bought 20 balls of mozzarella on the spot. She asked Mike Scheps, the owner’s son and third generation cheesemaker, if he would be able to supply her with small quantities. Little did they know, a business was born.

    After sampling those 20 balls, 5 out of 6 gourmet shops in Boston wanted more of this genuine mozzarella. Johann and Mike were onto something. Business boomed as the operation moved from a kitchen to a small store to the purchase of a building. They developed an apprenticeship program to teach new employees the art of making perfect mozzarella. The program started with 3 local Vermonters and has grown to include 20 employees who are making small batches of cheese and wrapping them by hand every day of the week.

    From those first 20 mozzarella balls to the current 20,000 produced weekly, Maplebrook Farm has established itself as a premier artisan cheese producer distributing products up and down the East Coast.

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    [B]Destination[/B]: Maplebrook Farms
    [B]Distance[/B]: 14 Miles
    [B]Duration[/B]: 30 Minutes

    For more information:
    453 East Rd
    Bennington, VT 05201-8005
    (802) 440-9950

    #62160

    dancogan
    Participant

    Hearty and well earned congratulation to Paul. This thread, and the one on the MOA forum, generated great interest in the rally. We printed off the entire thread and chose those rides we felt would be the most fun. If the rally lasted a month we would not have been able to ride all that we wanted to.

    #61906

    PaulBach
    Participant

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    How good is your knowledge of US History?

    Where was Stephen Douglas born?
    Why is he famous?
    Which future first lady did he briefly court?
    Who did he defeat for the Senate seat from Illinois?

    [B]Read on …[/B]

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 – June 3, 1861) was an American politician from the western state of Illinois, and was the Northern Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860. He lost to the Republican Party’s candidate, Abraham Lincoln, whom he had defeated two years earlier in a Senate contest following a famed series of debates. He was nicknamed the “Little Giant” because he was short of stature but was considered by many a “giant” in politics. Douglas was well-known as a resourceful party leader, and an adroit, ready, skillful tactician in debate and passage of legislation.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]The Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace celebrates the history and lives of early Brandon residents in a first generation Vermont home and follows the national crisis of the mid 1800s and the anti-slavery movement and how it impacted one Vermont town. Visitor Center open year-round. Museum open mid May through mid October. At the intersection of Route 7 & 73 West.[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

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    [B]Destination:[/B] Brandon , [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 80 Miles
    [B]Duration:[/B] 1 Hour & 40 Minutes

    For more information about today’s destination, [URL=”http://www.brandon.org/douglasbirthplace”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    [b]The best riding in New England awaits you![/b]

    [B]COME EARLY – STAY LATE [/B]- [B][I]No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.[/I][/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Sunday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Monday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Tuesday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Wednesday -[B] FREE[/B]
    [/LIST]

    And, stick around for the [B]Yankee Beemer Rally[/B]. For more information about the [B]YB Rally [/B][URL=”http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    #61907

    PaulBach
    Participant

    Received my May 2010 issue of [B][I]Smithsonian Magazine[/I][/B] yesterday. The magazine always stretches the imagination and takes me to places I missed by ignoring the road less traveled. On the cover was one of Vermont’s iconic red covered bridges with [B][I]Venerable Vermont[/I][/B] as a subtitle. The May issue said this about Vermont:

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]I crossed over covered bridges spanning sun-dappled rivers, past cornfields and grazing cows, into a landscape punctuated by churches with tall steeples and 18th-century brick houses behind white picket fences. A farmer rode a tractor across freshly mowed acreage; old-timers stared at me from a sagging porch at the edge of a dilapidated village. My trip included stops at a flourishing summer theater; an artisanal cheese maker in a state famous for its cheddars and chèvres; the 19th-century homestead of an American president; primeval hemlock stands and high passes strewn with massive, mossy boulders; and bogs where moose gather in the early evening. On either side of me rose Vermont’s Green Mountains, the misty peaks that set its citizens apart from “flatlanders,” as Vermonters call anyone—tourist or resident—who hails from across state lines.[/SIZE]
    [/QUOTE]
    [B]Time travel is possible.[/B] Just head for Route 100 and travel north from the RA Rally site in Pownal. The journey will be sublime.

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    For more information about the [B][I]Smithsonian[/I][/B] Article [URL=”http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/Vermonts-Venerable-Byway.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    [b]The best riding in New England awaits you![/b]

    [B]COME EARLY – STAY LATE [/B]- [B][I]No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.[/I][/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Sunday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Monday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Tuesday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Wednesday -[B] FREE[/B]
    [/LIST]

    And, stick around for the [B]Yankee Beemer Rally[/B]. For more information about the [B]YB Rally [/B][URL=”http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    #61908

    DR AVRAHAM QANAI
    Participant

    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=20]Paul,

    [/SIZE][/FONT][INDENT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=20]I heard that Johnny sold the place. Do you know if the new owner is keeping the same days and hours?[/SIZE][/FONT]

    [INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=20]Doc[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT]
    [QUOTE=PaulBach »]I was not going to say anything since this is the place nearest wife’s summer home and we go there regularly. Don’t want the place to get too well known and then the place will be loaded with biker dudes and there goes the hood.
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    But since Lyman let the cat out of the bag – here’s the newspaper reviews:

    But seriously – Lyman has it right on target. If you are traveling along Route 7 from Troy to Pownal, this is the place to stop and relax. Distance is 12.4 miles to the Rally site.

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    [B]
    Location:[/B] Hoosick, New York
    [B]Distance from Pownal: [/B]12 Miles
    [B]Estimated Time: [/B]15 Minutes[/QUOTE]

    #61909

    PaulBach
    Participant

    Hi Doc,

    Good News – Now open seven days a week.
    Good News – Same fine food and well priced.

    I’m headed over that way today. Will check it out again for this season but it was mighty fine last year. :yesnod

    #61911

    DR AVRAHAM QANAI
    Participant

    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=20]Paul,

    [/SIZE][/FONT][INDENT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=20]Seven days a week!!! That is good news. Much better than Johnny’s 4 days. What are their hours? I’m up for a ride myself.[/SIZE][/FONT]

    [INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=20]Doc[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT]

    [QUOTE=PaulBach »]Hi Doc,

    Good News – Now open seven days a week.
    Good News – Same fine food and well priced.

    I’m headed over that way today. Will check it out again for this season but it was mighty fine last year. :yesnod[/QUOTE]

    #61912

    PaulBach
    Participant

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    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]Unique in American history, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President by his father, in Plymouth Notch, his boyhood home on August 3, 1923.

    It was in the family homestead in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, that a vacationing Vice President Calvin Coolidge received an urgent message from Washington.

    Moments later, by the light of a kerosene lamp, Coolidge took the oath of office from his father, the local notary public, following the untimely death of President Warren Harding. Years later, Coolidge wrote, “It seemed a simple and natural thing to do at the time, but I can now realize something of the dramatic force of the event.”

    The homestead remains exactly as it was the night Coolidge took office. In fact, much of the village of Plymouth Notch is unchanged since the early 20th century. The Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is considered one of the best preserved Presidential sites in the nation.

    In addition to the homestead, visitors may tour the Plymouth Cheese Factory – established by the President’s father – and sample the granular curd cheese produced there. Other buildings open to the public include the Cilley General Store, the Post Office, the Wilder Restaurant (serving lunch), the church, several barns displaying farming tools of the era, the dance hall that served as the Summer White House, and the home where the future President was born.[/SIZE]
    [/QUOTE]

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    This is one sweet ride especially if you stop in the Vermont Country Store in Weston. Part of the ride is along fabled Route 100 and that along makes the ride worthwhile.

    [B]Destination:[/B]Plymouth Notch, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 74 Miles
    [B]Duration:[/B] 1 Hour 40 Minutes

    For more information about Plymouth Notch, [URL=”http://www.historicvermont.org/coolidge/coolidge.html”]click here[/URL]!

    [b]The best riding in New England awaits you![/b]

    [B]COME EARLY – STAY LATE [/B]- [B][I]No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.[/I][/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Sunday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Monday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Tuesday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Wednesday -[B] FREE[/B]
    [/LIST]

    And, stick around for the [B]Yankee Beemer Rally[/B]. For more information about the [B]YB Rally [/B][URL=”http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    #61916

    PaulBach
    Participant

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    It’s a journey back in time and just fun to browse.

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    Haven’t seen these in years. Maybe the TSA seized all of them to protect the airlines industry.

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    Try just one of each and there won’t be room for dinner.

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    [B]Destination:[/B]Weston, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 52 Miles
    [B]Duration:[/B] 1 Hour 5 Minutes

    For more information about The Vermont Country Store, [URL=”http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/Shop”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL]

    [B]The best riding in New England awaits you![/B]

    [B]COME EARLY – STAY LATE [/B]- [B][I]No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.[/I][/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Sunday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Monday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Tuesday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Wednesday -[B] FREE[/B]
    [/LIST]

    And, stick around for the [B]Yankee Beemer Rally[/B]. For more information about the [B]YB Rally [/B][URL=”http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    #61917

    PaulBach
    Participant

    The best restaurant between Troy, New York and Bennington, VT. The Man of Kent gets my personal [B]excellent[/B] rating.

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    Look for this sign at [B]4452 NY7 – Hoosick Falls, NY[/B]

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    The parking lot is always occupied.

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    Travelers from all over the world have left souvenirs.

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    Nice patio out back overlooking a nice stream that even Lyman has not discovered.

    [B]Destination:[/B]Man of Kent
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 11 Miles (4452 NY Route 7)
    [B]Duration:[/B] 15 Minutes

    For more information about the Man of Kent, [URL=”http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/restaurants/onerestaurant.asp?RestaurantID=1021&Page=1″][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    [b]The best riding in New England awaits you![/b]

    [B]COME EARLY – STAY LATE [/B]- [B][I]No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.[/I][/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Sunday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Monday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Tuesday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Wednesday -[B] FREE[/B]
    [/LIST]

    And, stick around for the [B]Yankee Beemer Rally[/B]. For more information about the [B]YB Rally [/B][URL=”http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    #61928

    PaulBach
    Participant

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    The all-black 332nd Fighter Group (the Tuskegee Airmen) escorted more than 200 bombing missions over Germany without the loss of a single bomber to enemy fighters.

    [LIST]
    [*]The 99th Squadron distinguished itself by being awarded two Presidential Unit Citations (June-July 1943 and May 1944) for outstanding tactical air support and aerial combat in the 12th Air Force in Italy, before joining the 332nd Fighter Group.
    [*]The 332nd Fighter Group was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its longest bomber escort mission to Berlin, Germany, March 24, 1945. It destroyed three German ME-262 Jet fighters and damaged five additional jet fighters without losing any of the bombers or any of its own fighter aircraft to enemy fighters.
    [*]The 332nd Fighter Group had also distinguished itself in June 1944 when two of its pilots flying P-47 Thunderbolts discovered a German destroyer in the harbor of Trieste, Italy.
    [*]The tenacious bomber escort cover provided by the 332nd “Red Tail” fighters often discouraged enemy fighter pilots from attacking bombers escorted by the 332nd Fighter Group.
    [/LIST]

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]The purpose of this museum (the only one of its kind in the U.S.) is not to glorify war but to document it – in particular to honor the long-ignored role of African-Americans in the largest worldwide conflict in human history. [/SIZE][/QUOTE]

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    [B]Destination:[/B] Pownal, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 1 Mile
    [B]Duration:[/B] 90 seconds

    For more information about the Museum of WWII History call:

    [B]Bruce W. Bird
    179 Oak Hill School Road
    Pownal, Vermont 05261
    802-823-5519[/B]

    [b]The best riding in New England awaits you![/b]

    [B]COME EARLY – STAY LATE [/B]- [B][I]No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.[/I][/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Sunday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Monday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Tuesday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Wednesday -[B] FREE[/B]
    [/LIST]

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    And, stick around for the [B]Yankee Beemer Rally[/B] in Heath Mass. For more information about the [B]YB Rally [/B][URL=”http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    #61931

    PaulBach
    Participant

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    [B]Registration is now open[/B] for the RA Rally in Pownal, Vermont.

    [SIZE=”3″][B][URL=”http://www.bmwra.org/rally/terms.html”][U][COLOR=”Blue”]Click Here[/COLOR][/U][/URL][/B][/SIZE] for the most direct route.

    #61937

    PaulBach
    Participant

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    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]The Lake Champlain Islands have more shoreline and islands than any other part of Vermont. Here a traveler may come upon breathtaking views at any bend in the road. Located between two great cities, Montreal, Quebec and Burlington, Vermont, our small towns and stunning scenery offer quiet rural charm. Enjoy lakeside lodging and dining, hiking and biking trails, as well as year-round fishing, boating and golf. Sample local cheeses, chocolate and wines. Feast in autumn on apples, cider and pies, while shopping for antiques and mementos. Explore one of the world’s oldest coral reefs, New England’s oldest log cabin, and other historic sites. Or bask on a sandy beach in one of our State Parks. Stay a day, a week or a lifetime![/SIZE][/QUOTE]
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    [B]Destination:[/B]Champlain Islands, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 162 Miles
    [B]Duration:[/B] 3 Hours 30 Minutes

    For more information about The Champlain Islands, [URL=”http://www.linkvermont.com/townsvill/lakechamplainislands/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    [b]The best riding in New England awaits you![/b]

    [B]COME EARLY – STAY LATE [/B]- [B][I]No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.[/I][/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Sunday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Monday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Tuesday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Wednesday -[B] FREE[/B]
    [/LIST]

    And, stick around for the [B]Yankee Beemer Rally[/B]in Heath Mass. For more information about the [B]YB Rally [/B][URL=”http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    Rally Registration is now open. For registration [URL=”http://www.bmwra.org/rally/terms.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    #61940

    PaulBach
    Participant

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    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]Southern Vermont Orchards was originally established by Edward Hamlin Everett. In the spring of 1912 he began setting out apple trees. By 1920 he had extended his holdings from the original farm south over Carpenter Hill to Pownal, a distance exceeding ten miles. On this land, he planted cherries, quince, pears and plums as well as 65 varieties of apples. Under his guidance Everett Orchards became the [B]largest privately owned orchard in the world[/B], renowned for its modern agricultural practice and high quality fruit.

    Following Everett’s death in 1929 his property was gradually divided and sold. Today, Southern Vermont Orchards operates all the original orchard that remains in production. Our 300 acres of orchard continue to benefit from Everett’s wise selection of location which enables us to raise an apple of unique quality. Southern Vermont Orchards is proud to carry on the tradition of fine fruit established by Edward Everett.

    The latest generation to run the Southern Vermont Orchards, have transformed the business from the 100-year-old orchard covering the hills south of Bennington, Vermont, into a thriving bakery and produce market featured on
    [LIST]
    [*]The Food Network’s $40 A Day
    [*]Good Morning America
    [*]Ron Hazelton’s House Calls and
    [*]Local NBC, CBS and public television affiliates.
    [/LIST]

    The changes have involved expanding what was once a road side produce stands selling apples into The Apple Barn & Country Bake shop where the sweet smell of freshly picked apples mingles with the warm, rich aromas of an old-fashioned country bakery. It not only offers its fresh, delicious fruits and baked goods, maple syrup and many homemade specialty products, but has become a family entertainment destination. So, if you are planning a trip to Vermont, come on by and we’ll make sure you have our own special Vermont welcome. [/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    [B]Destination:[/B]Apple Barn [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Rally Site:[/B] 1 Mile
    [B]Duration:[/B] 1 Minute

    For more information about The Apple Barn, [URL=”http://www.theapplebarn.com/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    [b]The best riding in New England awaits you![/b]

    [B]COME EARLY – STAY LATE [/B]- [B][I]No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.[/I][/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Sunday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Monday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Tuesday – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Wednesday -[B] FREE[/B]
    [/LIST]

    And, stick around for the [B]Yankee Beemer Rally[/B]in Heath Mass. For more information about the [B]YB Rally [/B][URL=”http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    [B]Rally Registration[/B] is now open. For registration [URL=”http://www.bmwra.org/rally/terms.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    #61944

    PaulBach
    Participant

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    [B]American Precision Museum[/B]

    [QUOTE][SIZE=”3″]The Museum preserves the heritage of the mechanical arts, celebrates the ingenuity of our mechanical forebears, and explores the effects of their work on our everyday lives. The American Precision Museum, housed in the original Robbins & Lawrence Armory, now holds the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the nation.

    Precision manufacturing touches us all. Without it, we would not have the mass communication, rapid transportation, modern standards of sanitation and medical care, abundant food and clothing, or the leisure for universal education.

    The tools and the methods which make mass production possible were pioneered at the Robbins & Lawrence Armory in Windsor, Vermont. Using precision metal and wood cutting machines and high standards of accuracy, Robbins & Lawrence proved the effectiveness of a new type of manufacturing that would soon be known as the American System. Across America, a powerful machine tool industry grew up, flourishing especially in New England and the northern Midwest. Today, even in the age of plastics and microprocessors, the concept of precision manufacturing provides the foundation for modern industry around the world. [/SIZE][/QUOTE]

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    [B]Destination:[/B] Windsor, [I][COLOR=”Green”][B]Vermont[/B][/COLOR][/I]
    [B]Distance from Pownal:[/B] 95 Miles
    [B]Duration:[/B] 2 Hours

    For more information about American Precision Museum, [URL=”http://www.americanprecision.org/”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    [b]The best riding in New England awaits you![/b]

    [B]COME EARLY – STAY LATE [/B]- [B][I]No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.[/I][/B]
    [LIST]
    [*]Sunday Camping – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Monday Camping – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Tuesday Camping – [B]FREE[/B]
    [*]Wednesday Camping -[B] FREE[/B]
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    [B]Rally Registration[/B] is now open. For registration [URL=”http://www.bmwra.org/rally/terms.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

    And, stick around for the [B]Yankee Beemer Rally[/B] in Heath Mass. For more information about the [B]YB Rally [/B][URL=”http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html”][B][U][COLOR=”Blue”]click here[/COLOR][/U][/B][/URL].

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