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Birthplace of Ray Fisher Marker image, Touch for more information
By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
Birthplace of Ray Fisher Marker
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Birthplace of Ray Fisher
Born in Middlebury on October 4, 1887, Ray Lyle Fisher grew up on farms along Otter Creek and Creek Road. Ray starred in baseball and football at Middlebury High School and Middlebury College before joining the New York Yankees in 1910. He pitched . . . — Map (db m75987) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Charter House
In this house, the home of SAMUEL MILLER, ESQ. September 30, 1798 Timothy Dwight, President of Yale College, counseled with Gamaliel Painter and other citizens of Middlebury concerning the founding of Middlebury College. This conference led to the . . . — Map (db m76001) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Court Square
From 1796 to 1814 Court Square was the site of the first Addison County Courthouse, which also served as the seat of the Vermont Legislature (1800, 1806), and home of Middlebury’s first female academy (1800). Here in June 1804 a New York slaveholder . . . — Map (db m135859) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Emma WillardPioneer educator gave women first college training here
Emma Hart came to Middlebury in 1807 to take charge of the Female Academy. After her marriage to Dr. John Willard, the town’s first physician, she gave the earliest collegiate instruction for women in America at a Seminary in her home, during the . . . — Map (db m75983) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Emma Willard Memorial
Front side of marker In memory of Emma Hart Willard who wrote at Middlebury in 1818 the Magna Carta for higher education of women in America. Rear side of marker Education should seek to bring its subjects to the perfection of . . . — Map (db m136530) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — John DeereInventor of "The Plow that Broke the Plains"
John Deere learned the blacksmith trade here as an apprentice in the shop of Capt. Benjamin Lawrence from 1821 to 1825. The shop was located below this spot on Mill Street, in what is known as "Frog Hollow". In 1836 Deere removed to Grand Detour, . . . — Map (db m77845) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Middlebury Civil War Memorial
To her Soldiers — Map (db m136390) WM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Middlebury War Memorial
(side 1) Middlebury In The 1861—Civil War—1865 Joseph Alexander • Henry W. Bennett • Merrill Bentley Bertrand W. Billings • John Brunelle • Michael Burke John Caffrey • Roderick A. Champlin • . . . — Map (db m136571) WM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Samuel Miller, Esq.September 30,1798
In this house, the home of Samuel Miller, Esq., Timothy Dwight, president of Yale College, counseled with Gamaliel Painter and other citizens of Middlebury concerning the founding of Middlebury College. This conference led to the granting of the . . . — Map (db m136473) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — The Addison County Courthouse
In 1792, the Vermont Legislature ensured Middlebury’s future prominence by choosing it as the site for Addison County courts. Three courthouses have been built in this area. The original clapboard courthouse shown on the right in the photograph, was . . . — Map (db m136662) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — The Battell Block
Built from the Ashes Middlebury's Main Street has been the commercial center of the town since its founding, but its character has changed many times, largely due to that great public enemy of the era-fire. In the first half of the . . . — Map (db m136661) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Town & Gown
The Shire Town Middlebury was chartered in 1761 as one of New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth’s land grants. The first settlers claimed land in the town in 1766, but were forced back to southern New England during the Revolutionary War. . . . — Map (db m136535) HM

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