Water and history

On July 26 author Jim Rousmaniere discussed water and history during a segment at Bookstock, an annual festival of writing in Woodstock, Vermont.

The presentation focused largely on events and developments in the Green Mountain state — including an unrealized New Deal plan from the 1930s that would have installed a great many multi-purpose dams in northern New England a la Tennessee Valley Authority, but the broader messages raised in the presentation can be applied to water beyond that state’s boundaries.