Fire destroys Chester landmark


  Below is a newspaper clipping I found in Ted Spaulding’s donation. So you can follow along I’ll explain the locations of businesses mentioned. This fire occurred Jan. 18, 1920.   The Hotel Fullerton on the Green was run by … Continued

A celebration of Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield UU will hold “A Celebration of Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday!” with Rev. Dr. Mellen Kennedy Sunday, Feb. 10. The 10 a.m. service will be followed by a Souper Sunday lunch with birthday cake and a … Continued

The Big Snow


Below is another newspaper clipping I found in Ted Spaulding’s donation. Addie Howard Wheeler who attended Black River Academy in Ludlow had moved to Sangerville, Maine by 1920. She had a weekly column in the Vermont Tribune in Ludlow. Every … Continued

Runaway train in Ludlow


Beginning in the 1870s, it was popular for people to collect newspaper clippings of their day. This hobby continued well into the middle of the last century. In many cases, the individual who collected these clippings pasted them into an … Continued

History of women in Rotary

CHESTER, Vt. – Chester Rotary First Thursday Feb. 7, 2019 will feature a panel discussion led by Chester Rotarian Nancy Davis on the “History of Women in Rotary.” Participating in the discussion will be Sandy Walker and Joan Morey, former … Continued

Who was George Hilton?


Below is a newspaper clipping I found in Ted Spaulding’s recent donation. It is from a March 10, 1922 Vermont Tribune newspaper. It’s of interest to me as George Hilton is a man I was aware of but knew nothing … Continued

John Lysander Marshall


In a recent Ted Spaulding donation was a tintype of a Civil War soldier. A very faint pencil inscription notes the soldier is John Lysander Marshall (who I hereafter refer to as Lysander) of the Popple Dungeon section of Chester. … Continued

Slideshow and talk on rail trails

rail trails

MANCHESTER, Vt. – Join Preston Bristow Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center for a slideshow and talk about rail trails and the Long Trail. This event is hosted by the Manchester Section of … Continued

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