In all the stuff I'd ever been told about Rudyard Kipling and his years in nearby Dummerston at his home, Naulakha, I don't think I ever heard that Arthur Conan Doyle came here to southern Vermont to visit.
According to VPR commentator Stephie Greene Doyle and Kipling were friends.
When Doyle came he brought Nordic skis and the two of them practiced on the lawn below Naulakha.
They also played golf in the snow with red balls and tin cans in the snow.
Seems Kipling knew how to enjoy winter.