How Sheep Reshaped the State

By Ric Cengeri & Sam Gale Rosen

Sheep farming remade the Vermont economy and physical landscape to an astonishing degree in the 19th century. At the height of what’s been called the “sheep craze”, there were well over a million sheep in the state, about six times the human population. Where did they all go? We’re looking at the history of sheep cultivation in Vermont – and taking stock of the current state of sheep farming.

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