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Old 09-01-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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If you like photography check out Darkroom Gallery a block from the 5-way in Essex Junction.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Burlington burbs
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We like the Hungry Dutchman for take out burgers in EJ. Ask if Tim is cooking them. Anyone else will overcook, but Tim makes a great medium rare. The fries are so-so, but try their steak fries instead.

Guild Tavern in South Burlington is our place to go for a 'nice' burger as we call them.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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~ If you need a good Barber, go to X-Ray's on Railroad Street.

~ Don't forget the Farmers Market on Fridays.

~ Go for a walk and explore Indian Brook Reservoir.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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A little bit of humor to lighten things up:

http://www.essex.org/vertical/sites/...1AB7FC0%7D.PDF
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:58 AM
 
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I moved to Essex Junction last week, and am still exploring the area. I have a couple if general questions for any of those who might be from the area.

Are there any really good burger places that are definitely worth going to?
Are there any interesting museums in Essex or the surrounding area?
And my lasts question, what football games does this area receive with basic cable? Is it the patriots?
Farmhouse in downtown Burlington has good burgers. Little more pricey than some of the other options listed here, but pretty tasty.
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:10 AM
 
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Farmhouse in downtown Burlington has good burgers. Little more pricey than some of the other options listed here, but pretty tasty.
Second this! Farmhouse does a great job.

Also, try Parkway Diner on Williston Rd, So. Burlington.

and finally, Welcome!
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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A little bit of humor to lighten things up:

http://www.essex.org/vertical/sites/...1AB7FC0%7D.PDF
Yep. All of the railroad buffs know of that poem. The railroads were so competitive that there are reliable reports of a train literally backing away from the station to prevent it from meeting one of the competition trains as scheduled.

Also, when the trolley was constructed between Winooski and Essex Junction, there was an extended court battle over the two lines crossing and the trolley company had to avoid the guards at the railroad by coming in during the middle of the night to make the crossing diamond.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Newburgh, New York
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Thanks everyone!

Speaking of Essex Junction's history, does anyone know when the first settlers arrived? I noticed a sign that said chartered in 1763. But I feel like settlement was delayed given the New Hampshire Grant dispute.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Thanks everyone!

Speaking of Essex Junction's history, does anyone know when the first settlers arrived? I noticed a sign that said chartered in 1763. But I feel like settlement was delayed given the New Hampshire Grant dispute.
You are correct that it was delayed.
Samuel Smith & family and William Smith & family - 1783 Sam bought from Ira Allen in 1775 but only settled in 1783. Wm settled closer to the Jericho line. The trails that became the major roads and junction were originally owned by a Mr. Sinclear according to maps.

FWIW, Essex JUNCTION didn't exist prior to the railroad junction there between the CV mainline to St Albans and the extension into Burlington. The town is Essex.

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