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Site of French-Abenaki and "gypsy" camp
22 Apr 2012
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Now occupied by Charlebois Trucking, this terrace on the bluff above the Intervale was the site of a gypsy camp throughout the 19th century.  French-Abenaki who worked in the waterfront lumber yards and sold baskets to tourists live here, along with others, who at that time were sometimes called the "strolling poor".  In 1906, the City of Burlington installed a short-lived ball-park, displacing the camp.  The sign commemorating the turn-of-the-20th century ballpark does not mention the old gypsy camp.

 

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