Danby in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Pearl S. Buck
June 26, 1892 - March 6, 1973
Mother, wife, writer, humanitarian, and civil rights activist, Pearl Buck was the first American woman to receive the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for literature. A visionary, she worked to cross political and cultural barriers to further understanding among all peoples of the world. Her own perspective was fostered by a life lived equally in China and America and by extensive world travels. She established Welcome House, the first adoption agency specializing in multi-racial adoptions, and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation to aid thousands of children fathered by American servicemen overseas. In 1950 she purchased property in Winhall, VT, and in 1969 moved to Danby, finding an American town she loved, helped restore, and where she died in 1973.
Erected 2000 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 20.784′ N, 72° 59.776′ W. Marker is in Danby, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Main Street and Mt Tabor Avenue, on the right when traveling south on S. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danby VT 05739, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of William Griffith Wilson Fenton Pottery Site (approx. 7½ miles away); Harmon's Mint (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Dorset Field Club (approx. 8.1 miles away); Dorset (approx. 8.2 miles away); Old Stone Shop (approx. 8½ miles away); Paul P. Harris (approx. 8.8 miles away); First Marble Quarry (approx. 8.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Pearl S. Buck Biography. (Submitted on June 28, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 230 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. 2. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.