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Cultivating the Identity and Values of Northern Vermont

by Brownell, Josephine McAlpin

Abstract

Vermont is a state defined both by its sprawling, natural landscapes, and its year-round tourist economy and increasing presence of second homeowners. More and more people are traveling to Vermont with the hopes of forming strong connections to the greater area. The idea of “Sense of Place”, or one’s individual connection to a particular place, is strong in Vermont. This study delves into individuals’ definitions of sense of place in Vermont, in order to look at the conservation of land and the preservation of culture in a place where the natural landscape serves as a core component of identity. Are individuals’ connections with northern Vermont enough to protect the region from human-related land degradation? Is a healthy balance between maintaining the old, while introducing parts of the new, attainable? Through conversations with conservationists, foresters, historical preservationists, and others, I unearth what currently constitutes Vermont’s culture and image. It is clear that as increases in development continue to haunt Vermont and its landscapes, sense of place serves as a powerful force strong enough to protect what matters most in Vermont.

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Administrative Notes

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:25777
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
49 pages : illustrations, map(s)
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Hautzinger, Sarah
Department/Program
Anthropology
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2016-05