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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy Quarry Hill Day!

This is the day Irving and Barb-- 68 years ago-- bought land in the hills behind Rochester and Rt. 100, and called it Quarry Hill... "A paradise for souls." I think by "souls" they meant people who were freethinkers and could enjoy nude sunbathing and painting and long talks at night and all sorts of mental experiences and swimming and picking raspberries...

It has changed a lot, but it retains that strange magic quality that a guru of some kind, once passing Quarry Hill Road as he drove down RT 100, said, "There is a lot of energy up there in the hills." He pointed toward Quarry Hill...

Though it is always possible he was talking about Harold Hubbard's Maple Syrup which is also full of energy!

Have a Happy Quarry Hill day everyone, and today, feel like a kid and have some fun.

-- Ladybelle

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