The history of the City of Winooski in Chittenden County, Vermont goes back when Indigenous People inhabited the area, and the Abenaki tribes in the area referred to land as winoskitegw or “land of the wild onion.”
The falls along the Winooski River meant that the area was attractive to industry in the Colonial and post-Colonial periods, and in the years that followed, the city became known for manufacturing textiles.
The Vermont Historical Society is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the City of Winooski with a number of videos as part of their “This Place in History” series.
In the first video, Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Steve Perkins visits Winooski to learn about this year’s centennial celebration, while the second takes a look at one of the projects that the city has launched to celebrate the people who live there. And finally, the third video takes a look at the history of one of the city’s iconic buildings, the Winooski Block, an Italianate structure that was saved from urban renewal in the 1970s, and which still towers over the downtown core today.
To view the video series click here.