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Burlington’s Ravine

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

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The current exhibit in Special Collections looks at the great ravine that once cut dramatically across downtown Burlington. The ravine served as the first railroad route into Burlington during the 1850s, and subsequently as the location for the city’s main sewer line. The maps and photographs in the exhibit depict the ravine at numerous points in the nineteenth century, before most of it was filled in or modified to facilitate urban development.