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Springfield in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

William Jarvis

Consul to Lisbon was first to import Merino sheep to U.S.

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
1. William Jarvis Marker
Inscription.  In 1811 Consul Jarvis brought from Spain to his farm in Weathersfield Bow the prized Merino sheep, whose longer fiber revolutionized the woolen industry and stimulated sheep raising throughout the East. In the 1830’s Merinos were the state’s principal livestock.
 
Erected by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. 43° 21.3′ N, 72° 24.4′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on Connecticut River Road (US 5) just south of Ferry Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield VT 05156, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Church (approx. 2.4 miles away in New Hampshire); Historic Handshake (approx. 2.8 miles away in New Hampshire); First Roman Catholic Church (approx. 3 miles away in New Hampshire); North Charlestown Village (approx. 3.6 miles away in New Hampshire); Helen Hartness Flanders (approx. 5.1 miles away); James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors
William Jarvis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
2. William Jarvis Marker
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(approx. 5.2 miles away); Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain / Crew of B-29A #44-62228 Crashed Perkinsville, Vermont 15 June 1947 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  William Jarvis -Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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