The Gag Rule/William Slade

Today’s video is all about a State Historic Marker I noticed after I filmed the Cornwall Town Hall and War Memorial. I thought it would be more information on the Town Hall, but no. “The Gag Rule: 1836-1844 In the 1830s, Americans were becoming outspoken about slavery, inundating Congress with abolitionist petitions. Southern legislators believedContinue reading “The Gag Rule/William Slade”

Governor Harold J. Arthur: Served 1950-1951

Whilst strolling Lakeview Cemetery recently, I discovered a governor! So, today’s video is on that man: Harold John Arthur. I often find so many interesting people buried in these places I love to visit. And then, I share them with you. I found quite a few interesting sources online. It is information you may findContinue reading “Governor Harold J. Arthur: Served 1950-1951”

Vermont’s 39th Governor: John Lester Barstow

A HUGE SHOUT-OUT to the Shelburne, Vermont Town Clerk’s Office for their help in finding this grave! They even gave me a map!! Yay! “John Lester Barstow (February 21, 1832 – June 28, 1913) was an American teacher, farmer, politician, and soldier who served as the 39th governor of Vermont, United States. Early Life: Barstow was bornContinue reading “Vermont’s 39th Governor: John Lester Barstow”

Governor Richard Snelling of Vermont

“Richard Arkwright Snelling (February 18, 1927 – August 13, 1991) was an American businessman and politician. He was most notable for his service as the 76th and 78th governor of Vermont from 1977 to 1985 and from January 10, 1991, until his death. A native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Snelling was educated in Allentown and served inContinue reading “Governor Richard Snelling of Vermont”

Governor Martin Chittenden: Served During War of 1812!

“Martin Chittenden (March 12, 1763 – September 5, 1840) was an American politician from Vermont. He served as a United States Representative from 1803 to 1813 and as the seventh governor of Vermont from 1813 to 1815, during a crucial portion of the War of 1812. Chittenden was born in Salisbury in the Colony ofContinue reading “Governor Martin Chittenden: Served During War of 1812!”

Thomas Chittenden Cemetery in Williston, Vermont: Visit 2

We’ll meet some members of the Thomas Chittenden family in this video. This is the second half of my visit to the Thomas Chittenden Cemetery in Williston, Vermont. Two people in the YouTube comments “highly recommended” I visit today’s location: the Thomas Chittenden Cemetery. It’s also known as both the Chittenden Cemetery and the OldContinue reading “Thomas Chittenden Cemetery in Williston, Vermont: Visit 2”

Thomas Chittenden Cemetery in Williston, Vermont

Two people in the YouTube comments “highly recommended” I visit today’s location: the Thomas Chittenden Cemetery. It’s also known as both the Chittenden Cemetery and the Old Williston Cemetery and is located in Williston, Vermont. It is likely obvious it is named for Thomas Chittenden, first governor of Vermont and first settler of Williston. (AndContinue reading “Thomas Chittenden Cemetery in Williston, Vermont”

Thomas Chittenden: FIRST GOVERNOR OF VERMONT!

“Thomas Chittenden (January 6, 1730 – August 25, 1797) was a major figure in the early history of Vermont, and was leader of the territory for nearly two decades. Chittenden was the first and third governor of the state of Vermont, serving from 1778 to 1789, when Vermont was a largely unrecognized independent state, called the Vermont Republic, and again after aContinue reading “Thomas Chittenden: FIRST GOVERNOR OF VERMONT!”

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