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Middlebury in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Marble Works Memorial Bridge

 
 
Marble Works Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2005
1. Marble Works Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The Marble Works Memorial Bridge was constructed and generously donated by the Marble Works Partnership to the citizens of the town of Middlebury for their use and enjoyment.

The bridge is dedicated to the memory of the mechanics of Middlebury who built and operated the mills and factories which, from 1774 to 1966, drew their power from Middlebury Falls: an important economic resource then, an irreplaceable natural resource for generations to come.

The Marble Works Partnership especially thanks Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, the Middlebury Board of Selectmen, the Middlebury Town Manager, and North Hollow Construction Company for their cooperation.

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Location. 44° 0.8′ N, 73° 10.188′ W. Marker is in Middlebury, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker can be reached from Mill Street just west of Park Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located beside the walkway, on the south side of Otter Creek, at the south end of the subject bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Mill Street, Middlebury VT 05753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Marble Works Memorial Bridge Marker  <i>wide view<br>(marker visible on right side of walkway)</i> image. Click for full size.
2. Marble Works Memorial Bridge Marker wide view
(marker visible on right side of walkway)
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Deere (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battell Block (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town & Gown (about 500 feet away); Ancient Paths (about 500 feet away); Middlebury Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emma Willard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emma Willard Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Court Square (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlebury.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Walking History of Middlebury. In 1774 on the east bank of Otter Creek at Middlebury Falls, Abisha Washburn built a sawmill which was subsequently destroyed during the Revolution. Gamaliel Painter joined Washburn in rebuilding the mill in 1784-85 and claimed an adjoining fifty-acre mill lot for himself. When Washburn's new mill was swept away in the spring freshet of 1786, Painter took over the mill business altogether along with Washburn's fifty acres. (Submitted on January 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Middlebury, Vermont History (Wikipedia). Landowners vied for the lucrative honor of having the village center grow on their properties. A survey dispute with Salisbury led to the forfeiture of Gamaliel Painter's farm to that town, and his transition from farming to developing Middlebury Village near his and
Marble Works Memorial Bridge<br>(<i>view looking north from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2005
3. Marble Works Memorial Bridge
(view looking north from marker)
Abisha Washburn's mill, together with other mills that surrounded the Otter Creek falls. Industries would include a cotton factory, sawmill, gristmill, pail factory, paper mill, woolen factory, iron foundry, and marble quarry. (Submitted on January 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsColonial EraIndustry & Commerce
 
Frog Hollow Mill Building (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2005
4. Frog Hollow Mill Building (view from near marker)
Otter Creek Bridge & Waterfall<br>(<i>view from Riverfront Park</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 3, 2005
5. Otter Creek Bridge & Waterfall
(view from Riverfront Park)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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