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tbt: Summer fun in the 1960s! (Keep reading in Enterprise, on newsstands Friday)

From the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram. Take a look back at Upper Valley summer recreation of the 1960s in the latest edition of Enterprise, the Valley News’ quarterly business magazine edited by Amanda. New issue on newsstands starting Friday; website updated before the weekend.

Eugene Revels, 5, right, of New York City, enjoys spending two weeks in July 1964 with Marty Canillas, 4, and his family on Airport Road in West Lebanon, N.H. Revels is amongst the 10,000 children entertained by “Friendly Town” hosts through the efforts of the “New York Herald Tribune’s” Fresh Air Fund, started in 1877. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Photos from the Woodstock fire

Via the @vnewsuv Instagram. More at the latest version of the story.

1️⃣ Firefighters battle a blaze involving Pi Brick Oven Trattoria, The Vermont Standard, and The Collective in #WoodstockVT this morning. Double and triple roofs on some parts of the buildings made fighting the fire challenging.​ 2️⃣ #SpringfieldVT firefighters James Knight and Mark Hadwen take a break on the steps of the post office building. 3️⃣ Phillip Cabot Camp, Sr., publisher of The Vermont Standard, watches firefighters work to finish putting out the fire. Firefighters were able to retrieve computers and a fire safe containing backup documents from the newspaper’s second floor offices. 🔹 More at www.vnews.com/instagram. Link in profile. 🔹 (Valley News – August Frank @augustfrankphoto) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #vermont #vt #fire #firefighters #emergency #news #localnews #breakingnews

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tbt: The world’s tallest man visits Lebanon in 1970

From the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag on the @vnewsuv Instagram.

Reporter Gary Ebbels is six feet tall but Henry Hite, the world’s tallest man at eight-feet, two inches, is head and shoulders above him. Young Dick Coutermarsh, of Lebanon, N.H., barely comes above the giant’s knee cap. Hite, who has been travelling on a promotion tour for Wilson-Sinclair meats for eight years, was at the IGA store in Lebanon on June 4, 1970. “Of course, Hite is just a stage name,” he said. “My real name’s Lowe, but no one would believe me if I went by it.” (Valley News – Jim Higgins) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

And here’s how that picture looked in the print edition:

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#tbt: The opening of the Sherman Manning Pools in Hartford in 1967

Here’s a little bit of pool-themed #valleynewsthrowback on the @vnewsuv Instagram! And don’t forget, Hartford is looking for your opinion on the Sherman Manning Pools — you can take a seven-question survey at this link. Deadline is July 20.

About 100 eager children at poolside squirmed to get into the swim of things in White River Junction, Vt., on June 24, 1967, as Hartford town officials and invited guests dedicated the new $97,000 pool. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

About 100 eager children at poolside squirmed to get into the swim of things in White River Junction, Vt., on June 24, 1967, as Hartford town officials and invited guests dedicated the new $97,000 pool. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

About 100 eager children at poolside squirmed to get into the swim of things in White River Junction, Vt., on June 24, 1967, as Hartford town officials and invited guests dedicated the new $97,000 pool. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

After speeches were completed, Muriel Kibby, member of the Hartford School Board, cast a wreath of flowers upon the water of the new pool in White River Junction, Vt., on June 24, 1967, naming the facility after former Hartford Selectman Sherman Manning. The first pool in town was built on Manning’s land in 1957. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

It’s dry out there, folks