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Vergennes, Vermont Historical Markers

 
Commerce at the Crossroads Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Donovan, September 25, 2015
Commerce at the Crossroads Marker
Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — Commerce at the Crossroads
Intersection of Rivers and Roads Imagine traveling hundreds of miles in an ox-drawn wagon along muddy, rock-strewn, deeply rutted roads through the wilderness. In search of new homesteads, early settlers followed the same routes you took to . . . — Map (db m89157) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — Commodore Thomas Macdonough Born December 1783 Died November 1825

Victorious commander of the American Fleet in the naval battle of Plattsburg September 11, 1814 A Gallant Officer An Exemplary Citizen A National Hero

Memorial erected to commemorate the building by Commodore Macdonough . . . — Map (db m109195) HM

Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — Early Life Along Otter Creek in Vergennes
The Wilderness Shhh. Imagine Otter Creek 300 years ago when it was pristine wilderness. The river teems with fish, herons, ducks and other waterfowl. Deer and moose tracks dot the river's edge. Downed trees, trampled shrubs, and mounds of . . . — Map (db m89155) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — Macdonough Shipyard
Below the Otter Creek Falls was the site of Thomas Macdonough's shipyard, where the U.S.S. Saratoga was built in 40 days and other ships launched that defeated the British at the Battle of Plattsburgh, 1814. — Map (db m75977) HM WM
Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — The Bixby Memorial Free Library
. . . — Map (db m109199) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — The Vergennes Pump House "People of Vergennes at the mercy of the flames" -H.C. Johnson, Editor, Vergennes Vermonter, October 18, 1867
In Need of Water Fire was the scourge of downtowns all across America in the nineteenth century. Buildings were destroyed by fire time and time again. Water often had to be transported from nearby rivers. Firefighting efforts were frequently . . . — Map (db m89159) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — Vergennes 150th Anniversary 1788 1938 Qui Patres Transtulit Nos Sustineat

Commemorating the one hundred and fiftieth year of incorporation

Erected August 15, 1939 — Map (db m109238) HM

Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — Veterans Memorial

In grateful tribute to the men and women of Vergennes Vermont who served in the Armed Forces of our country — Map (db m109194) HM

Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — World War Memorial 1917 1918 Vergennes Vermont

Honor Roll

[Died in service] Philip E. Goodere Edward L. Mercure Frederick C. Morris Hobart P. Preston

[Veterans Honor Roll not transcribed] — Map (db m109197) HM


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