Arlington in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Known for her depiction of rural life in Vermont, Fisher was a popular novelist and proponent of education. She introduced the Montessori teaching method to American readers and helped found the Adult Education Association in the U.S. Born in Lawrence, Kansas, she received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and lived most of her life in Arlington at the Canfield family home. After publication of The Brimming Cup in 1921, Fisher became one of the nation’s most popular novelists. She served as the first woman appointed to the Vermont Board of Education and on the selection committee for the Book-of-the-Month Club (1926-1951). In her activities, she supported life-long learning, equal education and job training for women, and racial equality.
Erected 2002 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
Location. 43° 4.445′ N, 73° 9.244′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Vermont, in Bennington Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3854 Main Street, Arlington VT 05250, 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. Chittenden Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Seal Pine Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chiselville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sunderland (approx. 3.2 miles away); Norman Rockwell (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lincoln’s "Hildene" (approx. 6.1 miles away); Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead (approx. 6˝ miles away); Shaftsbury (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Dorothy Canfield Fisher. (Submitted on October 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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