Why not Vermont? Software developer bets millions on southern Vermont

GUILFORD — In 1960, Helge Ingstad, an explorer, and his wife, Anne Stine Ingstad, an archaeologist, discovered the remains of a Viking encampment in Newfoundland dating back to the year 1000. But for many years before the discovery, people have talked long through their dark winter evenings about whether the Vikings ever set foot in what we now call New England. And if they did, what might have happened to them.
A local father and son, building on their fascination with the story of the Vikings in North America, hope to re-create a Viking village in Guilford, albeit with many of the modern amenities to which we have grown accustomed.
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The Bennington Banner is a daily newspaper published in Bennington, Vermont. The paper covers local, national, and world news. It is distributed throughout Southwestern Vermont and eastern New York (Rensselaer and Washington Counties). The paper is owned by New England Newspapers Inc. and is published Monday through Friday, plus a weekend edition.

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