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Chiselville

 
 
Chiselville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 28, 2017
1. Chiselville Marker
Inscription. Named for the fine quality chisels and edge tools manufactured on site, the small village of Chiselville lies southwest of this 1870 Town lattice truss covered bridge. In 1853, a group of entrepreneurs led by Norman R. Douglass of Shaftsbury purchased the defunct tannery works at the base of the gorge beneath this covered bridge and started construction of a large overshot waterwheel, dam, and steelworks. Under the direction of the Douglass Manufacturing Company, houses were constructed for the managers and foremen, establishing the village. In 1878, Paul Shuffleton purchased the company and renamed it the Arlington Edge Tool Company. In 1886, a work-related drowning accident took the life of Shuffleton and the company later ceased production.
 
Erected 2015 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 4.355′ N, 73° 7.98′ W. Marker is in Sunderland, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is on Sunderland Hill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the East Side of the Covered Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VT 05250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Chiselville Marker Wideview image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 28, 2017
2. Chiselville Marker Wideview
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Chittenden Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); State Seal Pine Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sunderland (approx. 3 miles away); Norman Rockwell (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lincolnís "Hildene" (approx. 5.6 miles away); Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Revolutionary War (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Town Lattice Bridge. (Submitted on May 29, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Town Lattice Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 28, 2017
3. Town Lattice Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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