Lost Old Metal Arrow Found and Returned to Vermont Station
An antique weathervane that once sat on top of a Vermont railway station before it was stolen in 1983 is shown on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 in Barre, Vt. The weathervane was recently found and returned to Vermont last week. (Jennifer Hauck/The Valley News via AP)

Lost Old Metal Arrow Found and Returned to Vermont Station

May 15th, 2024

A long time ago, a special metal arrow that shows wind direction was taken from a train station in Vermont. It was made a very long time ago, in 1910. The metal arrow was lost for many years. But now, people found it again! They brought it back to Vermont so it can be at home. People are very happy to have it back. Soon, they will put it somewhere nice so everyone can see it. A big company helped to bring it back and paid to move it. The metal arrow used to sit on top of the train station and it looks like an old train. It was missing since 1983. Now, it will be shown again for people to enjoy.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. What was taken from the train station in Vermont?
. When was the special metal arrow made?
. Who helped to bring the metal arrow back?

📖 Vocabulary

🌐 Cultural context

This article is from Vermont, USA. Vermont has a history of trains and railroads. The metal arrow is a weathervane, a weather tool. It's special because it's old and part of local history. It was lost and found, which makes people happy.

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