In 1831 a band of vigilantes trekked to Patch Hollow from Wallingford. Their intent was to tar and feather Rolon Wheeler, resident of the Hollow, for reports that he had commited an indiscretion with his sister-in-law. Wheeler knew they were coming and waited in his dusky lair. When the vigilantes broke in, Rolon stabbed one, Isaac Osborne, to death. The rest fled. In the ensuing trial all of the vigilantes were fined and Wheeler was aquitted. The settlement has since been abandoned.
E 0.4 miles to Inn at Long Trail. W 1.4 miles to Cortina Inn, (802) 772-7118; Mendon Mountain View Lodge; MVRT Diamond Express bus stop. W 8.6 miles to Rutland, Vt. Post office 05701 open M-F 8-5, Sa 8-12, (802) 773-0222. Hikers Hostel at the Yellow Deli, 23 Center Street, (802) 683-9378 or (802) 775-9800, <http://www.hikershostel.org>, donation accepted, common room, laundry $2, work for stay, located downtown near transit center, mail drops accepted. Veterinarians; taxi; Amtrak station.
E 0.6 miles to U.S. 4 and Killington, Vt. Post office 05751 open M-F 8:30-11, 12-4:30, Sa 8:30-12, (802) 775-4247. Greenbrier Inn; Killington Motel, (802) 773-9535, breakfast. Killington Deli & Market Place, (802) 775-1599, <http://www.killingtondeli.com>, short-term resupply, 6:30-7 daily, sandwiches, ATM. MVRT and VTTRANS bus stops nearby at Welcome Center.