Charlestown’s Stephen Hasham


Much has been written about Stephen Hasham of Charlestown, N.H. But most of what has been written has been limited to clock books or trade magazines. Therefore he is not well known locally. Below I give a brief history.   … Continued

Bellows Falls sports history


Last fall Bob Miller, publisher of The Vermont Journal & The Shopper, gave me about a dozen antique glass plate negatives. These negatives were something Bob’s father had owned. I sat in Bob’s office holding the glass negatives up to … Continued

CHS showing “Alone in the Wilderness”


CAVENDISH, Vt. – The Cavendish Historical Society’s annual meeting will be held Sunday, March 31, 4 p.m. at the Cavendish Baptist Church, 2258 Main Street, Cavendish. As part of the meeting, CHS will be screening “Alone in the Wilderness.” The … Continued

The Perils of Pawleen


Peter Farrar loaned me a typewritten manuscript written by Vera Lundberg. Vera documents her and her husband Eric moving from New York City to remote Andover in the early 1930s. In a July 10, 1938 New York Times is explanation … Continued

A tribute to John Leon


Below is a story I found in Ted Spaulding’s most recent donation. It was written by John Leon “Gramp” Spaulding, Ted’s brother. I’ve seen a few stories Gramp wrote but had not seen this story. It’s about growing up on … Continued

Hell and damnation


Here’s another photo from Ted Spaulding. A note on the reverse reads: “James Ashton Spaulding’s sugar orchard 32 wooden sap buckets.” Ted provided me with what he knew about Ashton. Also in volume 2 of “Families of Cavendish” by Linda … Continued

Men at work…


By now I’m sure most readers will know about Ted Spaulding’s donation of family items to the Chester Historical Society. There are hundreds of photos. There are over a dozen scrapbooks of old newspaper clippings, Chester Town Farm records, early … Continued

Bang your head…


Below is a Vermont Tribune newspaper clipping I found in Ted Spaulding’s donation. The Vermont Tribune was a newspaper printed in Ludlow. The first story would date to about 1919-1925. “MAN OF 76 RECOVERS FROM SEVERE INJURY “Sylvester Fuller, 76, … Continued

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

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