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Dairy Farmer Near Randolph Center, Vermont, 04/1974


Dairy farmer near Randolph Center, Vermont

"This dairy farmer near Randolph Center, Vermont, averages about 400 gallons of maple syrup each spring. Thirty to 40 gallons of sap are needed to make one gallon of syrup.", 04/1974 (National Archives Identifier: 555524); Series: DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency's Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern, 1972 - 1977; Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1944 - 1999; Record Group 412; National Archives.

Vermont was admitted as a state On March 4, 1791. This is also close to the start of the traditional maple sugaring season. Shown here is a Vermont dairy farmer collecting sap to make maple syrup. The caption reads: "This dairy farmer near Randolph Center, Vermont, averages about 400 gallons of maple syrup each spring. Thirty to 40 gallons of sap are needed to make one gallon of syrup." The photo is from the EPA's DOCUMERICA Program to document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.

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