Score another one for Google-free minutiae as no one knew the name of the composer who, on March 6, 1969, was honored by the Vermont Legislature with a resolution that noted “the stupendous dissonance” of one of his tunes – though two astute trivialogists nominated me. Hmm. I’ll take that as a compliment. No, the honoree was Carl Ruggles, late of Bennington, whose stupendously dissonant “Sun Treader” can still be enjoyed on YouTube. Enjoyed. Yes. That’s the word.
All righty, then: Who, when, where, why, and how was the first official execution in Vermont? Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. My answers, all of ’em, will appear in the ably apostrophed April issue.