View of the OCI sundeck from the back yard

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FROM THE OCTOBER COUNTRY INN:

The Town of Quechee is Within 15 Miles.

Located on U.S. Route 4, and on the Ottauquechee River, in the upper Connecticut River Valley, Quechee is a village in the town of Hartford. Hartford was founded in Quechee covered bridge over the Ottauquechee River 1761 and Quechee was soon established because the Ottauquechee River provided the water power needed for the grist, lumber, and wollen mills that were important industries at that time. The mills operated until the 1960s. The Quechee Lakes Corportation preserved many of the old buildings as part of their development of a private residental community and country club that includes a small ski area.

Some popular Quechee spots include:

Nearby Dewey's Mills, located at the head of the Quechee Gorge, was a thriving community for over 100 years due to the development of a technique to re-work wool rags into "shoddy," a less expensive yarn that was then used to make less expensive wollen clothing; hence the definition of shoddy as an inferior practice or product.

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