Bennington in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Vermont is a State I Love
“I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney, Eillington, Mansfield, and Equinox without being moved in a way that no other scene could move me. It was here that I first saw the light of day; here i received my bride; here my dead lie pillowed on the loving breast of our everlasting hills. I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all, because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others. It the spirit of liberty should vanish from other parts of the union and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.”
President Coolidge ended a two-day inspection of Vermont’s 1927 flood recovery as his train arrived here about 7 p.m. Sept. 21, 1928. 5,000 people greeted Coolidge and his wife Grace with loud applause as they appeared on the rear coach platform. After quieting the crowd, the president began. “Fellow Vermonters, for two days we have traveled through the state of Vermont…” He thanked
Erected 2003 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Disasters. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #30 Calvin Coolidge series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 21, 1928.
Location. 42° 52.885′ N, 73° 11.932′ W. Marker is in Bennington, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is on Depot Street near River Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 Depot Street, Bennington VT 05201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town Offices (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shaffe’s (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vermont Veterans' Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); The "Corkscrew" Railroad (approx. half a mile away); Vermont Bennington Civil War Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Lloyd Garrison (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bennington.
Also see . . . Calvin Coolidge - Wikipedia. In 1905 Coolidge met Grace Anna Goodhue, a University of Vermont graduate and teacher at the Clarke School for the Deaf; they were in the same crowd boating, picnicking and dancing - the younger ones of the Congregational Church. That year they were engaged in early summer and married in October - after an attempt in vain by Grace's mother to postpone the vows - she was never enamored with him nor he with her. (Submitted on September 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.