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

Jessie LaFountain Bigwood

First Woman Admitted To Vermont Bar

 
 
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By Kevin Craft, May 17, 2014
1. Jessie LaFountain Bigwood Marker
Inscription.  Born in 1874, Jessie LaFountain attended Burlington Business College and worked as a government reporter at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester/Essex, Vermont. In 1898 she married Frederick H. Bigwood and shortly thereafter entered the office of V.A. Bullard, a Burlington attorney. In 1900 she took a special law course at Boston University and, after completing the Vermont Bar examination, was successfully admitted in October 1902. It would be 10 more years before another woman was admitted to the VT Bar and 18 years before the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Mrs. Bigwood died in 1953.
 
Erected 1997 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen.
 
Location. 43° 49.32′ N, 72° 31.2′ W. Marker is in South Royalton, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on Chelsea Street (Vermont Route 110) 0.2 miles south of Vermont Route 14, on the right when traveling south. Located adjacent the entrance to
Jessie LaFountain Bigwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 17, 2014
2. Jessie LaFountain Bigwood Marker
(looking north)
the Vermont Law School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Royalton VT 05068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Smith Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wagon Wheels Farm (approx. one mile away); The Royalton Raid (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of 1780 Raid (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tunbridge World's Fair (approx. 4.7 miles away); Strafford (approx. 7.7 miles away); Strafford Village (approx. 7.7 miles away); Justin Smith Morrill / Morrill Homestead (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Royalton.
 
Jessie LaFountain Bigwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 17, 2014
3. Jessie LaFountain Bigwood Marker
(looking south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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