Quechee State Park features Vermont’s deepest gorge (the Quechee Gorge), formed by glacial activity about 13,000 years ago. The land on which the park is located was originally owned by the A. G. Dewey Company, a major wool processor in the 19th century. Mr. Dewey settled in the Quechee area around 1869, establishing a woolen mill. The Dewey Company was a very successful processor of wool and employed as many as 500 people, many in the mill village. Water from falls and the mill pond just above the gorge were used to power the facility.