“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Colchester in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)

Ray W. Collins

Ray W. Collins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 31, 2015
1. Ray W. Collins Marker
A descendant of one of Burlington’s original settlers, Ray Williston Collins was born on this farm on February 11, 1887. After graduating from Burlington High School and the University of Vermont, Collins joined the Boston Red Sox in 1909 and soon established himself as one of the best left-handed pitchers in the American League. In 1913-14 he won a combined 39 games for the Red Sox, and his lifetime ERA is an impressive 2.51. When his career was cut short by an injury in 1915, Collins returned to this farm and for 35 years struggled to make a living as a dairy farmer. He was active in community affairs; among other things, he represented Colchester in the Vermont Legislature from 1941-43 and served as a University of Vermont trustee in the 1950s. Ray Collins still lived on this farm when he died on January 9, 1970.
Erected 1997 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 33.572′ N, 73° 9.693′ W. Marker is in Colchester, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is on Theodore Roosevelt Highway (U.S. 2) 2 miles south of Ethan Allen Highway (U.S. 7), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4259 Theodore Roosevelt Highway, Colchester VT 05446, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Wideview of Ray W. Collins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 31, 2015
2. Wideview of Ray W. Collins Marker
Farm where R.W. Collins was born and died is in the background
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colchester (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Black Snake Affair (approx. 4.9 miles away); Native Americans and Winooski (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 5 miles away); There's Only One Essex Junction (approx. 5.3 miles away); Athletic Park (approx. 5.3 miles away); Burial Place of General Ethan Allen (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ethan Allen Park - Wilderness in the City (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Ray Collins. (Submitted on August 2, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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