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Woodstock in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Historical Marker

The White Cupboard Inn

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 9, 2019
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Inscription.  A famous local hostelry. The White Cupboard Inn flourished in this 1794 house from 1925 through the 1960ís. At the instigation of three middle-aged guests, plans were developed in the front dining room in January of 1934 by the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Royce, for the construction of the first rope ski tow in the United States.

Within a few weeks the tow was successfully carrying skiers to the top of farmer Clinton Gilbertís hill pasture just to the north of the village. Almost overnight the first ski area and a burgeoning multi-million dollar industry were born. Utilizing a model “T” engine to power the tow, skiers could complete many down hill runs without the physical exertion formerly required to climb the hill and make just a few runs a day.
 
Erected by The Woodstock Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 37.51′ N, 72° 31.12′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street (Vermont Route 12) and Central Street (U.S. 4), on the left when

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 9, 2019
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traveling north on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Elm Street, Woodstock VT 05091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Turnpike Marker (here, next to this marker); Woodstock (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul Revere Bell (about 600 feet away); Justin Morgan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodstock Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marianne Gaillard Faulkner (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hiram Powers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of First Ski Tow in the United States (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
Categories. EntertainmentSports
 
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marker as seen from the gate
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old sign displayed on the porch, next to the marker
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the front door of the Inn
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artwork on the marker
<i>The White Cupboard Tea House And Central Street</i> image. Click for full size.
hand-colored postcard published by Albertype, May 20, 2019
7. The White Cupboard Tea House And Central Street
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 17, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   7. submitted on May 20, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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