John J. Flynn: A Charitable Man

In today’s video, https://youtu.be/mfz235DkQf4, I share with you what was in John J. Flynn’s will, according to a 1940 Burlington Free Press article, which was written a few days after his death.  John Flynn was born in Dorset, VT and moved to Burlington, VT.  He began working as a migrant farmer, rose to manager andContinue reading “John J. Flynn: A Charitable Man”

Plainmont Cemetery: Part 3

Today’s video is Part 3 of my visit to Plainmont Cemetery, which is on the border of East Montpelier and Plainfield, VT.  It is the last segment of this lovely place.  The cemetery is flat, paved and well-cared for.  Absolutely NO broken headstones anywhere!  The first burial was in 1909 and given the fresh burialsContinue reading “Plainmont Cemetery: Part 3”

Plainmont Cemetery: Part 2

Today’s video, https://youtu.be/eNfr5z6QKRA, is Part 2 of my visit to Plainmont Cemetery on the border of East Montpelier and Plainfield, VT.  It was suggested to me by a member of the Montpelier History Group.  I found two spigots there.  (Maybe there are more.  I happened to see two.)  The one close to the shed hadContinue reading “Plainmont Cemetery: Part 2”

Plainmont Cemetery in Plainfield, VT: Part 1

Today’s YouTube video, https://youtu.be/B7Z8mQLeigg, is on the Plainmont Cemetery in East Montpelier, VT. Since it is on the border of Plainfield, the Town of Plainfield is responsible for it. The first burial was in 1909.  There are some beautiful headstones there.  One had cursive writing on both the family name stone as well as theContinue reading “Plainmont Cemetery in Plainfield, VT: Part 1”

A John Roberts House on King Street

Today’s video, https://youtu.be/bnk41va1p1E, is about a house I saw on King Street in Burlington, VT, that looked like it had been built by John Roberts.  He was a local builder/contractor who worked between the 1870s and 1890s in Burlington until he moved to Philadelphia.  Mr. Roberts had a penchant for dressing up an otherwise non-descriptContinue reading “A John Roberts House on King Street”

Historic Adams Street Walking Tour

Today’s video, https://youtu.be/JunRgnWkdmo, is a walking tour of Adams Street in Burlington, VT.  No worries!  You’ll not actually see the walking portion and have to endure the huffing, the puffing or my seeming desire to blow the house down!  What you WILL see and hear are the brief descriptions of each house and who livedContinue reading “Historic Adams Street Walking Tour”

King Street Tenement Houses

Greetings All!  This is Patricia and I am Traveling for History!! Today’s video, https://youtu.be/9PYlSVHwrMo, is on the King Street Tenement Houses.  All are located in the top block adjacent to South Winooski Avenue in Burlington, VT.  In this video, I share who built each building, why who the first tenants were and what they didContinue reading “King Street Tenement Houses”

Visiting the Village Cemetery in Colchester, VT: Part 3

Today’s video, https://youtu.be/rzBtVULzyFg, is Part 3 of my visit to the Village Cemetery in Colchester, VT.  The cemetery is located behind 3 buildings including Burnham Library.  I had no sooner stated I’d not seen any Burnhams yet when POOF! I found a Burnham grave.  Timing is everything!  Also in this video, I found the graveContinue reading “Visiting the Village Cemetery in Colchester, VT: Part 3”

Strolling the Village Cemetery in Colchester, VT: Part 2

Today’s video, https://youtu.be/h-Gn9bif_T8, is Part 2 of my visit to the Village Cemetery in Colchester, VT.  This cemetery is the largest both in size and burials.  If you enjoy the look of the quintessential New England rural cemetery, then this is the place for you! I did not see hours posted, but I would thinkContinue reading “Strolling the Village Cemetery in Colchester, VT: Part 2”

Visiting Colchester, VT’s Village Cemetery

In today’s video, https://youtu.be/J_X62uoYP7Y, I begin my visit to Colchester, VT’s Village Cemetery.  This is the largest secular cemetery in Colchester both in size and burials.  It is just under 2 acres.  I found the grave of W. W. Thompson who lost 9 children to a diphtheria epidemic.  So many small gravestones… Let us strollContinue reading “Visiting Colchester, VT’s Village Cemetery”

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