A Brief History
Press 1 for great color: Vermont’s Travel Division launches its Foliage Hotline, a frugal operation at the time, featuring eight answering machines.
New England folksinger/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler releases her song “When Fall Comes to New England.”
“Leaf peeping” enters the national culture as the Rhode Island-centric animated TV comedy Family Guy shows what happens when Manhattan tourists invade New England.
Allen J. Coombes’s 656-page Book of Leaves, a whopper of a guide to 600 different species, is published.
Snowliage! A record 32-inch snowstorm hits Peru, Massachusetts, on October 29-30.
Forty-six down … Yankee Magazine publishes its 46th foliage-themed cover.
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