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Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)

Mayor Francis Cain

Mayor Francis Cain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Caleb, June 22, 2022
1. Mayor Francis Cain Marker
"Burlington, a city of beauty, energy and hospitality" - Francis Cain, June 2017

Francis J. Cain served as Mayor of Burlington for three terms from 1965-1971.

"Mayor Cain is an honest and realistic executive who perhaps has accomplished more for this city during his tenure than any other Mayor in the Queen City's history... Mayor Cain helped to bring the city across the threshold of a new era..." - Burlington Free Press Editorial, January 18, 1971

Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States, noted in a speech right here in Battery Park on August 20, 1966 in the presence of Vermont Governor Hoff and Mayor Cain;

"As I look out this afternoon across Lake Champlain from this inspiring Battery Park height, from the same Battery Park originally sponsored by my good friend George Aiken [the 64th Governor of Vermont 1937-1941], I have no trouble imagining what Rudyard Kipling felt when he called the sunset view here one of the two finest on earth. I have always held, and I am sure you have, too, a very deep respect and reverence for the truly inspiring beauty of this land of ours."
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2017 by City of Burlington.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
Location. 44° 28.873′ N, 73° 13.24′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Park Street and Sherman Street, on the left when traveling north. Located in Battery Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (here, next to this marker); Trees for the 21st Century (a few steps from this marker); Battery Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Burlington / Le Cantonnement des Troupes à Burlington (within shouting distance of this marker); Arahmi (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Grey Lock (about 300 feet away); William Wells (about 300 feet away); The Battery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Also see . . .  Mayor Cain Dedication Ceremony. (Submitted on June 22, 2022, by Caleb of Burlington, Vermont.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2022, by Caleb of Burlington, Vermont. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 40 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 22, 2022, by Caleb of Burlington, Vermont. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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