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By Kevin Craft, September 25, 2014
Henry Stevens, Jr. Marker
Vermont (Caledonia County), Barnet — Henry Stevens / Henry Stevens, Jr.
Born in Barnet on December 13, 1791, and educated at Peacham Academy, Henry Stevens was at various times a farmer, innkeeper, mill owner, legislator, postmaster, temperance leader, stage line proprietor, and operator of the Passumpsic Turnpike. A . . . — Map (db m77691) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Barnet — The Comerford Development at Fifteen Mile Falls
{Front side} The Connecticut River, starting at the International Boundary, flows 380 miles to the Atlantic Ocean. In its course the river falls 1640 feet. In 1928, the New England Power Association started a two-year project to build one of . . . — Map (db m74467) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Danville — Greenbank's HollowA Forgotten Village
On this site, in 1849, Benjamin Greenbank converted an existing small mill into a 5-story woolen factory. As many as 45 people worked here to produce up to 700 yards of cloth a day. Greenbank's Hollow, as it became known, included a company store, . . . — Map (db m61392) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Danville — Thaddeus Stevens
Born crippled and poor in Danville in 1792, Stevens was schooled by his mother, Sally Morrill Stevens, and at nearby Caledonia County Grammar School, graduating from Dartmouth College in 1814. He became a brilliant lawyer, committed to racial . . . — Map (db m20664) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), East Burke — Mountain View Farm
This farm was established in 1883 by Elmer A. Darling (1848-1931), a native of East Burke who became part owner/manager of the world famous Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City. After the hotel closed in 1908, Mr. Darling retired to the life of a . . . — Map (db m75981) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Lyndon Center — Vail Campus
Dedicated to the memory of Theodore Newton Vail (1848–1920), president of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, a most generous benefactor of Lyndon Institute and Vail Agricultural School – one who had faith in the young people . . . — Map (db m87926) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Lyndonville — Theodore N. VailPioneer in Creating the Telephone Industry
bought a farmhouse on this site in 1883. Continually enlarged by Vail, it became his permanent residence and office. Conferences held here culminated in the creation of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company with Vail its president, who . . . — Map (db m75108) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Peacham — Caledonia County Grammar School
Caledonia County was set out from Orange County in 1792. Peacham chose to provide a County grammar school rather than a courthouse. The Caledonia County Grammar School (Peacham Academy) was chartered in 1795, the third County grammar school in . . . — Map (db m77694) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Ryegate — James Whitehill Stone House1808
In the style of a Scottish stone croft (farmhouse), this house was erected by James Whitehill, a prosperous farmer and one of a large number of immigrants from Inchinnan Parish, Scotland, who settled Ryegate under the sponsorship of the Scotch . . . — Map (db m77692) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), St Johnsbury — Northeastern Speedway
Opened on July 18, 1959 as Vermont’s first organized auto racing track under the guidance of the Northeastern Racing Association, the State’s first motor sports sanctioning body. By instituting formal point and purse structures and focusing on . . . — Map (db m65865) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), St. Johnsbury — Court House Grounds & Park
On June 28, 1790, Jonathan Arnold donated the land now occupied by the courthouse and park to the "South Parish" of the Village of St. Johnsbury for use as a "Buryal Ground." By 1855 the burial ground had fallen into disrepair. Families . . . — Map (db m116650) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), St. Johnsbury — First American Platform Scale
After experimenting with new types of farm equipment, plows, and stoves, Thaddeus Fairbanks invented the platform scale here in 1830. With his brothers Erastus and Joseph, he founded the company which still bears their name. Many St. Johnsbury . . . — Map (db m74468) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), St. Johnsbury — First American Platform Scale
After experimenting with new types of farm equipment, plows and stoves, Thaddeus Fairbanks invented the platform scale here in 1830. With his brothers Erastus and Joseph, he founded the company which still bears their name. Many St. Johnsbury . . . — Map (db m77603) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), St. Johnsbury — St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
(National Register of Historic Places Plaque) St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This building possesses National Significance in commemorating the history of the . . . — Map (db m116649) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), St. Johnsbury — St. Johnsbury Trade School
Vermont's first and for many years only four year vocational school opened on Western Avenue on September 3, 1918. Needing skilled workers during World War I, Fairbanks, Morse & Co. started an all-day co-operative school where young men could learn . . . — Map (db m77584) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Wheelock — WheelockThe Dartmouth College Land Grant
When Eleazer Wheelock founded Dartmouth in 1769, he sought land grants to support the new college. In 1785 the Vermont legislature chartered and named a town of 23,000 acres for Wheelock. In the early 1800's substantial support for financially . . . — Map (db m87807) HM

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