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Essex County Vermont Historical Markers

 
Wideview of 1st Normal School Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
Wideview of 1st Normal School Marker
Vermont (Essex County), Concord — 1st Normal School — Pioneer in Teacher Training
The first recognized school for the purpose of training teachers was conducted near here by the Rev. Samuel Read Hall, 1823-25. Practice teaching was employed, with lectures on Schoolkeeping, which became in 1829, the first professional book for . . . — Map (db m74469) HM
Vermont (Essex County), East Concord — George Lansing Fox — One of the 4 Dorchester Chaplains
Called from his Gilman parish to serve as a Chaplain in World War II, First Lieutenant Fox died when the Dorchester was torpedoed in the North Atlantic. Giving his life jacket to a soldier, he perished with three other chaplains, in one of the most . . . — Map (db m77604) HM
Vermont (Essex County), Ferdinand — Stewart Holbrook — 1893-1964
Stewart Holbrook was a logger, a nationally recognized author, and self-taught historian whose topics included Ethan Allen, railroads, and the timber industry. Holbrook, believed to have coined the term “tree farm,” was renowned for . . . — Map (db m104491) HM
Vermont (Essex County), Granby — Rogers' Rangers Cemetery — 1759
This stone cairn marks the graves of two Rogers' Rangers who died during the French and Indian War. Their gruesome deaths were recorded in the diary of Lieutenant George Campbell: "(Sergeant) Lewis had told me that his party had shot a Moose near a . . . — Map (db m75587) HM
Vermont (Essex County), Guildhall — Vermont — Major cross-state route
U.S. 2 is the major highway between the Atlantic and Lake Champlain. It leads through St. Johnsbury, the maple sugar center, down the Winooski River to Montpelier, through the tallest mountains at Bolton Gorge to Lake Champlain at Burlington, . . . — Map (db m77605) HM
Vermont (Essex County), Island Pond — Island Pond
Pioneer Railroad Planner John A. Poor’s dream of an International Railway connecting Montreal, Canada with the Ice-free harbor of Portland, Maine became a reality on July 18, 1853, when the first through trains met at this great halfway point on . . . — Map (db m75118) HM

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