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White River Junction's history is in its name: an important railroad junction town on the Connecticut River. Today it's important for car and bus transportation as well.

 


 

 

River traffic was the first source of prosperity for White River Junction VT, situated as it is at the confluence of the White River and Connecticut River, but in the 1800s when the railroad came up the Connecticut River Valley, the town grew even more rapidly.

With abundant water power, the town saw red brick factories and warehouses go up and, as the wealth of the factory owners did, grand houses also went up in the town.

The age of water power and steam power came and went, and White River Junction is smaller now, but its situation on the rivers just as nice. It's part of the urban area called the Upper Valley (of the Connecticut River) which also includes Norwich VT; Hanover, Lebanon and West Lebanon NH; and nearby smaller communities.

Lots of travelers still come through White River Junction. Two Interstate highways come through here, taking vacationers to nearby Woodstock VT and other destinations by car and bus, and Amtrak's Vermonter train travels through daily on its run between Washington DC, New York City, Burlington and St Albans VT, stopping to set down and take up passengers, but the town is now a lot sleepier than it was in its 19th-century heyday. More...

Because of all the transportation, the nearby attractions and ski resorts, the Upper Valley urban area has plenty of hotels, motels, inns and B&Bs. More...

You may want to stop in White River Junction for services. If you do, take a look at the railroad museum in the town center, with its steam locomotives:

Steam locomotive, White River Junction VT

—by Tom Brosnahan


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