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St. Albans Raid [SIV370] 

9/20/14: 150 years ago, St. Albans made history as the site of the northernmost land action of the American Civil War. A gang of Confederates stole over $200,000 from St. Albans' banks, attempted to burn the town down and escaped to Canada. Years in the making, the town celebrated this memorable anniversary with four days of celebrations held in Taylor Park, the same spot the events unfolded in 1864. Local actors staged a re-enactment, hundreds of visiting Civil War buffs arrived in costume and thousands attended the festivities.

Never one to miss out on a chance to wear hoop skirts, Eva attended as a lady of the 1860s...carrying a video camera.

Music: "Amazing Grace" by John Newton, performed by Kevin MacLeod, the Citizens Concert Band and Leonidas Jones

This episode of Stuck in Vermont was made possible by

Hotel Vermont and Vermont Tourism

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Eva Sollberger

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Seven Days multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed more than three million times on YouTube. She appears each Thursday on The :30 on WCAX.

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