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Proctor in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Otter Creek

 
 
Otter Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 12, 2014
1. Otter Creek Marker
Inscription.
Otter Creek was a passageway for Native Americans traveling across what is now Vermont from the Connecticut River to Lake Champlain. They called the falls here “The Great Falls” which at 123 are the highest in Vermont. John Sutherland, the first settler in Proctor, came in 1767 and built his mill at the falls and his house on the SW bank. The foundation still exists in the house now standing. There were three wooden covered bridges: 1794, 1811, & 1839. The Marble Arch Bridge replaced the last in 1915 and was given as a memorial to Fletcher D. Proctor by his mother Emily Dutton Proctor. It was restored in 2002.
 
Erected 2007 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 39.675′ N, 73° 1.991′ W. Marker is in Proctor, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and East Street (Vermont Route 3), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Main Street, Proctor VT 05765, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vermont Marble Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pittsford's Iron Industry (approx. 3.2
Wideview of Otter Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 12, 2014
2. Wideview of Otter Creek Marker
miles away); The Vermont Sanatorium (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mead's Falls (approx. 4.1 miles away); Center Rutland Depot (approx. 4.1 miles away); Hammond Covered Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); Kendrick Dam, Pond, Mill, and Ice House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Italian American Club of Rutland, Vermont (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is located adjacent the parking area for the Proctor Free Library.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Otter Creek. (Submitted on October 14, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Marble Arch Bridge spanning Otter Creek image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 12, 2014
3. Marble Arch Bridge spanning Otter Creek
Sutherland Falls image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 27, 2016
4. Sutherland Falls
a.k.a. "The Great Falls"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   4. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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