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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Vermont YouTube of the Day

This is my first attempt at posting a Seven Days-related video to YouTube. This is a video of Wolcott town lister Arlo Sterner.

I spent a day hanging out with Dave and Arlo in Wolcott, and had a great time wandering around, looking for ruins. The whole time, Arlo kept saying he wished he could tell me all of his stories about the people and things he's seen in his 80 years. I finally whipped out my camera and told him he a minute to tell me a story. And he did. 

For some reason, the picture and the audio don't quite seem to synch, but I think it's still worth sharing.

December 13, 2006 at 10:53 AM in Vermont YouTube | Permalink


This is great Cathy. I'm sure you'll get some advice about the audio/video sync from others. It's great to hear people's voices!

Posted by: don | Dec 13, 2006 11:03:40 AM

I want more!

Posted by: evening | Dec 13, 2006 12:11:41 PM

What a wonderful snapshot. Capturing the voices of "everyday" people is so important to changing future history books. Here are some good Vermont websites to check out.

www.vhscommunityhistory.org - This is the website for the educational program that I currently manage (community history projects by Vermont students and historical society members) We are working on revamping the website right now, but it is still worth a look.

.vermontfolklifecenter.org- Has a wealth of oral histories that they are working on digitizing and lots of great programming to go with it.

Posted by: Sarah Adelman | Dec 14, 2006 7:58:24 AM

Hahahaha, that's great.

Posted by: Tom | Dec 14, 2006 7:48:26 PM

Dig this video Cathy! Maybe Arlo will become the next hot YouTube sensation? We want more Cathy video VT slices o' life please!!

Not sure why the sync is so off. Did you compress it before you uploaded it? If not, it could be that. Hmmm...the trials and tribulations of YouTube and its evil compression.

Posted by: Eva the Deadbeat | Dec 15, 2006 10:12:14 AM

I'd like to do more of this, history and I love it. Have found some more people who know about the old starch mill.


Posted by: Arlo K. Sterner | Jun 3, 2008 11:36:53 AM

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