Group Wants To Build $1.3 Million Dollar Bronze Statue Honoring Jake Burton

Group Wants To Build $1.3 Million Dollar Bronze Statue Honoring Jake Burton

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Group Wants To Build $1.3 Million Dollar Bronze Statue Honoring Jake Burton

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One of the very first "Burton" snowboards | Photo Credit:

One of the very first “Burton” snowboards | Photo Credit: VintageWinter | Cover Photo: Burton Snowboards

Londonderry is a sleepy Vermont ski town whose history is intrinsically tied to snowboarding’s humble beginnings.

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Located just outside Stratton, Jake Burton Carpenter started what would become snowboarding’s biggest name in a tiny town of 1,709 people. In order to honor the snowboard magnet’s small start, the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society hopes to garner $1.3 million in order to cast a bronze statue to honor the snowboard maker and his innovations. While Burton only made snowboards in the factory for a single year, the spot marks a special place in snowboarding’s history– a history which they seek to preserve reports Vermont Public Radio.

Find the entire Vermont Public Radio podcast and article here: Londonderry Plans A Public Sculpture To Honor Its Burton Snowboard History

The Story Of Jake Burton Carpenter

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