What’s that you say? “It’s not daylight savings time – what are you, confused?”
No, no confusion here. In our fair home here in the Mad River Valley it’s Roll back the clock day at Mad River Glen next Tuesday January 27th. What exactly does this mean? It means my friend, you can ski and a classic New England ski resort for $3.50 – the price of a lift ticket at Mad River Glen in their first year of operation in 1948. Whaaat? How can you pass that up? You can’t.
So, curiosity got the better of me, and got to wondering about other 1948 prices in our wee Town.
Fayston School budget** – $6697.52 – of that, $3400 was the salary for two teachers
Town of Fayston budget** – $23155.29 – of that, $3773.26 were road expenses, and $4.50 was an expense for porcupine bounties. (No joke, I couldn’t make that up.)
Items on the warning** the same year for Fayston Town meeting day (Not familiar with town meeting day you say? It’s a New England thing, and well, that’s a topic for another blog).
- Article 11. Shall the license for the sale of malt and vinous beverages be granted in this town?
- Article 12. Shall spirituous liquors be sold in this town?
[Dang, don’t you wish you could go back in time and listen to those debates?]
- Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise the amount of High School tuition from $100 to $150
So. Go, ride the single chair, you’ll thank yourself later.
**As found in the Fayston Town report for the year ending 1948, which is available for your viewing pleasure at the Fayston Town Offices.