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Ferdinand in Essex County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Stewart Holbrook

1893-1964

 
 
Stewart Holbrook Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, June 17, 2017
1. Stewart Holbrook Marker
Inscription.  
Stewart Holbrook was a logger, a nationally recognized author, and self-taught historian whose topics included Ethan Allen, railroads, and the timber industry. Holbrook, believed to have coined the term “tree farm,” was renowned for writing about the forest and those who worked in it. A man of humble beginnings, he is remembered as an “ex-lumberjack who had lectured on American History at Harvard University.” In 1965, International Paper Co. dedicated 33,000 acres of forest as a memorial to him. Holbrook’s mission of conservation, hunting, fishing, hiking, and enjoyment of the spiritual values of the forest continues under the management of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
 
Location. 44° 46.847′ N, 71° 47.057′ W. Marker is in Ferdinand, Vermont, in Essex County. Marker
Stewart Holbrook Marker Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, June 17, 2017
2. Stewart Holbrook Marker Wide View
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is at the intersection of Vermont Route 105 and McConnell Pond Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 105. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guildhall VT 05905, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Island Pond (approx. 5.3 miles away); First International Railway in North America (approx. 5.3 miles away); Stratford N.H. War Memorials (approx. 7.9 miles away in New Hampshire); The Village of North Stratford (approx. 7.9 miles away in New Hampshire); Log Drives (approx. 8.9 miles away in New Hampshire); Rogers' Rangers Cemetery (approx. 14 miles away); Mountain View Farm (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Stewart Holbrook - New York Times Obituary. (Submitted on June 20, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission - Stewart Holbrook. (Submitted on June 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Another Stewart Holbrook Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, June 17, 2017
3. Another Stewart Holbrook Marker
Stewart H. Holbrook
Memorial Tree Farm
33,000 acres located in
Essex, Orleans, and Caledonia Counties.

Author, Historian, Vermont Native Son.
Dedicated in his honor by
International Paper
1965
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 3, 2022