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Plymouth Notch in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Calvin Coolidge

1872 - 1933

 
 
Calvin Coolidge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chase Murphy, October 6, 2003
1. Calvin Coolidge Marker
Inscription. Born July 4, 1872 in a house back of store, Calvin Coolidge from 4 years of age lived in the homestead across the road, now owned by the State of Vermont. Here on Aug. 3, 1923 he was inaugurated President and he spent many vacations. In the Notch Cemetery he rests beside his wife & son and 4 generations of forebears.
 
Erected by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 43° 32.129′ N, 72° 43.295′ W. Marker is in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on Vermont Route 100A. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth VT 05056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calvin Coolidge Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Vermont Gold Rush (approx. 4.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Campground on the Crown Point Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bridgewater World War I Monument (approx. 6.1 miles away); Bridgewater Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Mount Holly Railroad History (approx. 6.6 miles away); Mt. Killington (approx. 9 miles away); Abby Maria Hemenway (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Calvin Coolidge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2004
2. Calvin Coolidge Marker
. Unique in American history, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President by his father, here in his boyhood home on August 3, 1923. (Submitted on June 8, 2009.) 

2. Biography of Calvin Coolidge. Official White House website. (Submitted on July 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Wikipedia - Calvin Coolidge. (Submitted on October 21, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsPolitics
 
Marker at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2004
3. Marker at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Grave of Calvin Coolidge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2004
4. Grave of Calvin Coolidge
President Coolidge is buried in Notch Cemetery, located about ½ mile south of the marker.
Calvin Coolidge image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
5. Calvin Coolidge
This 1956 portrait of Calvin Coolidge by Joseph E. Burgess (after Ercole Cartotto) hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Americans expect their presidents to be active, which explains why Calvin Coolidge has been labeled by historians as the ‘quiet president’ and an ‘American enigma.’ Coolidge was propelled to national prominence, and the vice presidency, by his decision, while governor of Massachusetts, to fire striking officers in Boston's police strike of 1919, proclaiming, ’there is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.’ Assuming the presidency after Warren Harding's death in 1923, Coolidge determined not to do anything to upset American prosperity. Upon election to the presidency, Coolidge, in his 1925 inaugural address the first on radio expressed his belief that ‘the people of America [should] … work less for the government and more for themselves.… That is the chief meaning of freedom.’ When Coolidge left office, political commentator Walter Lippmann wrote, ‘Surely no one will write of those years … that an aggressive president altered the destiny of the Republic. Yet … no one will write … that the Republic wished its destiny to be altered.’” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chase Murphy of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 1,357 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Chase Murphy of New York, New York.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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