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Craftsbury, Vermont, nestled in the forests of northern New England, is famous for two movies filmed on location: one film was made by Alfred Hitchcock, and the other stars Bill "Spaceman" Lee.

Alfred Hitchcock, The Master of Suspense who brought us Psycho and The Birds, went to Craftsbury in 1954. He was attracted to the rural small-town setting where for a few weeks in the autumn, the foliage and splash of colors roll over the hills for miles in every direction.

A self-styled eccentric and vagabond, Bill Lee came to Craftsbury after playing for the Montreal Expos. Still tiny, more of a village, it has a tad more than 1,000 residents today. It seems appropriate for a renegade of a conservative sports game to find solace in a land founded by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys.

Bill Lee, formerly of the Boston Red Sox, was dubbed the Spaceman for his otherworldly notions and antics. The southpaw won 17 games three times for Boston in the 1970s.


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