Introducing Hannah Davis

hatbox

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Walpole Town Hall, I will give a talk on antiques in the collection of the Walpole Historical Society. My approach will be to compare items in their collection with other examples … Continued

1864 Railroad wreck

railroad

This past Friday, Oct. 19, Danny Clemons and I went to visit cemeteries in Charlestown, N.H. In Hope Hill Cemetery we found an interesting grave for James Allen that read: Locomotive Engineer Killed by RR Collision on the Vt. & … Continued

Frank’s pet deer

deer

At the Chester Historical Society we have a glass plate negative of a spike-horn buck. He’s a small deer and wearing a collar. In the 1916 Vermont Fish & Game annual report is a photo of Frank Clark of Popple … Continued

Remembering Earl Horton

Earl Horton

Those of us who have lived in Chester 60 or more years will remember Earl Horton. Earl ran a radio repair shop in his house located across the street from Lisia’s Market. I went to Earl’s once with my father … Continued

Thirty-six miles of trouble, the West River Railroad

railroad

S. LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The West River Trail, whose terminus is the Depot in South Londonderry, may well be Vermont’s oldest transportation path. Native Americans called the West River “Wantastiquet” or “waters of the lonely way,” and the Wantastiquet path … Continued

Vermont recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous

CAVENDISH, Vt. – Starting in 2016, Vermont recognizes the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which coincides with the federal holiday of Columbus Day. “The General Assembly recognizes and values the historic, cultural and contemporary significance of the … Continued

Chester’s School District #7

school

In my collection is an old ledger for Chester’s School District number seven. Chester’s school districts changed their numbers as years went by and populations increased. This ledger begins in 1815 and continues through 1844. First, I’ll give you a … Continued

Bringing up the rear

logs

In the past I have written a couple stories about the Connecticut River Log Drives. Recently, I discovered the photo you see with this article. I recognized it as being a photo from one of the log drives. In Bill … Continued

A corn husking bee

husking

In the old days, area farmers raised huge quantities of corn. Corn was ground at the local gristmill and used to feed the family and farm animals. In order for corn to dry properly, the husks need to be removed. … Continued

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