ABOVE: Windsor makes a yardage gain during its game against Lebanon in the shadow of the state prison in Windsor on Oct. 18, 1969. Windsor won, 19-8, as part of an 8-0 season that captured a share of the Vermont Division II title. (Middlebury was also undefeated and shared the state title, which was based at the time on regular season records instead of a postseason playoff tournament.) This year, Windsor is taking on Woodstock in the Vermont Principals’ Association Division III championship on Saturday, and the prison closed for good last week, after 208 years in operation.
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#tbt: 1️⃣ Fair-goers watch "girlie show" performers at the Tunbridge Fair in Tunbridge, #VT, on Sept. 17, 1971. The shows were shut down in 1980, part of the effort to return the fair to its family-friendly roots. 2️⃣ The Ed Larkin Contra Dancers perform at the fair on the same day. Officially formed in 1933, the group continues to perform at the Tunbridge Fair every year and is the oldest contra dance organization in the United States, according to fair organizers. The annual fair runs today through Sunday. (Valley News photographs) #valleynewsthrowback #vnewsuv #uppervalley #upval #tunbridge #tunbridgevt #tunbridgefair #vermont #802 #fair #fairground #contradance #1971 #🎟