- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) - The site of the country’s first ski rope tow is up for sale, and a conservation group hopes to buy the Vermont property.

Vermont Public Radio reports (https://bit.ly/1J3ZRBY ) the Vermont Land Trust and several residents hope to buy the 100-acre parcel where the Woodstock hill lies. Conservationists say it links the Appalachian Trial and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park.

The first rope tow was installed on what was then Gilbert’s farm in Woodstock in 1934 and was powered by a Model T Ford engine.

Attorney Richard Windish is just starting to assess how much money the Vermont Land Trust and residents would have to raise in order to meet the current owner’s price. Officials aren’t saying how much it costs.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, https://www.vpr.net


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