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Newbury in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Elmbank

Home of Charles Ross Taggart

 

“The Old Country Fiddler”

 
Elmbank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 26, 2015
1. Elmbank Marker
Inscription.
Born on March 19, 1871, Charles Ross Taggart, "The Man From Vermont", grew up in Topsham, VT and in 1907 moved his family to this house which he named Elmbank. Beginning in 1895, Taggart, a humorist and musician, traveled all over the U.S., entertaining in lyceum and Chautauqua circuits with his fiddle & stories. His most recognized character was "The Old Country Fiddler", and his credits include over 40 recordings and a 1923 Phono-Film - one of the earliest "talkies". Taggart retired in 1938, selling his beloved Elmbank and relocating with family out of state. He died in Kents Hill, ME. on July 4th, 1953.
 
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 4.924′ N, 72° 3.239′ W. Marker is in Newbury, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 5) north of Oxbow Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newbury VT 05051, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacob Bayley (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Jacob Bayley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Col. Thomas Johnson (approx. half a mile away); Old Court House
Elmbank image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 26, 2015
2. Elmbank
(approx. half a mile away); Bayley-Hazen Military Road (approx. half a mile away); Colonel Thomas Johnson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Soldiers of Haverhill Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away in New Hampshire); Ebenezer MacKintosh (approx. 1.9 miles away in New Hampshire); The Bedell Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away in New Hampshire); Rogers Rangers (approx. 3.3 miles away in New Hampshire). Click for a list of all markers in Newbury.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Charles Ross Taggart. (Submitted on August 31, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016.
 
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