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Calais in Washington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Clarence W. Fitch

Community Activist

 
 
Clarence W. Fitch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, June 6, 2019
1. Clarence W. Fitch Marker
Inscription.  Clarence W. Fitch, born in 1885 in East Montpelier, was a leader of the cooperative movement of the mid-20th century, when rural families banded together to create social and cultural organizations for the benefit of their communities. He founded one of the first credit unions in Vermont on this site in 1936, and served as its treasurer from 1941 to 1965. Fitch served as president of the Granite City Cooperative Creamery, the Washington Electric Cooperative, the Vermont Credit Union, the Vermont Credit Union League, and the Adamant Cooperative Store.

Scientific farmer, postmaster, legislator, and educator, Clarence Fitch deeply touched and enhanced the lives of his local and regional community. He died in 1968 in Calais.
 
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 44° 19.753′ N, 72° 30.168′ W. Marker is in Calais, Vermont, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection

Wide View of Clarence W. Fitch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, June 12, 2020
2. Wide View of Clarence W. Fitch Marker
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of Quarry Road and Adamant Road, on the right when traveling north on Quarry Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calais VT 05648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Kent Tavern (approx. 2.9 miles away); North Montpelier Historic District (approx. 3.3 miles away); Montpelier Recreation Field (approx. 4.9 miles away); Senator William Upham (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of the Caldwell House (approx. 6 miles away); Ethan Allen (approx. 6 miles away); Ammi B. Young (approx. 6 miles away); Steel Krupp Gun (approx. 6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont.   2. submitted on June 13, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022