The 1938 hurricane was a disaster that hurt many New Englanders. Over 600 people died across 7 states. The storm destroyed many homes and businesses in Vermont.
Wearing full gear wearing 45-50 pounds, two firefighters stair-climbed the equivalent of 110 stories.
When America dragged its heels giving women the right to Vermont, a Grafton activist picketed the White House and got arrested in 1917. Three years later, Vermont state government decided against taking action to support the 19th Amendment.
122 years ago today, a telephone rang in Isle LaMotte. Little did he know that Theodore Roosevelt was about to step into his role as the Father of the American Century.
Vermont was one of many American states to adopt eugenics as the basis for public policies such as family separation, institutionalization, and sterilization that targeted the most vulnerable Vermonters.
Later a distinguished Vermont attorney, in 1946 Nate Boone rode in the back of the bus to a segregrated training area for black Marine boots: Montford Point.
The first account of gold being discovered in Plymouth was published in the Vermont Watchman and State Journal of 5 January 1855 and credits William Hankerson with the find.
After a day of non-stop rain, the American forces led by Gen. John Stark and Col. Seth Warner defeated the British and German troops desperately trying to capture much needed provisions from the colonial arsenal in Bennington.
Douglas said Middlebury College got it wrong and succumbed to “cancel culture” conduct.
His prompt call for all Americans to provide earthquake relief to Japan was classic Coolidge – compassionate, frugal with government resources, trusting in the generosity of individual Americans and private organizations.