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Legends surround Milton, many think that it was named for the poet John Milton, however there are more who believe that it took it’s name from the Englishman, who was titled Viscount Milton, but known as William Fitzwilliam. Regardless of that, it’s important to know that the city was chartered on June 8, 1763. The settlers sold lumber as well as potash, until they discovered that they could raise cows and sell butter and cheese, then they also learned that they could sell their milk all the way to New York and Boston as well, and the dairy side of Milton was born.
The townsfolk today are working hard to attract different business, especially industrial business. For instance, what was once the busy stock car racing site of Catamount Stadium, will be converted into an industrial site soon if it has not been converted already. Chances are it will have excellent landscaping Milton Vermont!
One of the more interesting parts of Milton is Sand Bar State Park. This is actually a natural sandbar that is located between the area known as South Hero Island, and Milton. The sandbar comes from the sediment coming downstream from the Lamoille River where it used to pick up sand from what is now the Lamoille Valley. If the sandbar was not there, the Natural lake depth would be in abundance of 150 feet. But instead due to the sandbar, it is only a few feet. Many of our ancestors forded the lake there until the bridge was constructed in 1850. Every spring that bridge had to be almost reconstructed due to ice damage throughout the winter and during the thaw.
Today a new high bridge has replaced that one, but it’s still difficult to cross the bridge during storms, be it rain and snow, when the height of the lake is high. The bridge used today was constructed in 1959. At least, it does not need continual repairs as the old bridge did.
To the east and south of the Sand Bar State Park, is the Sand Bar Wildlife Refuge that was begun in 1920 on 1,000 acres. There you can see spawning grounds for many of the fish in the lake, migratory waterfowl stop there as do many other birds, and it is home to turtles, raccoons, muskrats and beavers. This is definitely safe refuge land, thus trapping, fishing and hunting are prohibited.
As a visitor to Milton, be sure and stop by the Milton Historical Society Museum. It is now housed in the circa 1891 Trinity Episcopal Church and is filled with tools, furniture, documents, photographs, clothing, books and maps of Milton’s history. And remember if you are searching for great landscaping Milton Vermont, to call upon Open Earth Landscaping.