Ferdinand in Essex County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Stewart Holbrook was a logger, a nationally recognized author, and self-taught historian whose topics included Ethan Allen, railroads, and the timber industry. Holbrook, believed to have coined the term “tree farm,” was renowned for writing about the forest and those who worked in it. A man of humble beginnings, he is remembered as an “ex-lumberjack who had lectured on American History at Harvard University.” In 1965, International Paper Co. dedicated 33,000 acres of forest as a memorial to him. Holbrook’s mission of conservation, hunting, fishing, hiking, and enjoyment of the spiritual values of the forest continues under the management of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 46.847′ N, 71° 47.057′ W. Marker is in Ferdinand, Vermont, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Vermont Route 105 and McConnell Pond Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 105. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guildhall VT 05905, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Island Pond (approx. 5.3 miles away); Log Drives (approx. 8.9 miles away in New Hampshire); Rogers' Rangers Cemetery (approx. 14 miles away); Mountain View Farm (approx. 15.8 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Stewart Holbrook - New York Times Obituary. (Submitted on June 20, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission - Stewart Holbrook. (Submitted on June 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.