I had the pleasure of meeting David and his wife, Renee, at an event hosted at the Community Hall in Halifax, Vermont. The headstone he is carving is that of the grandson of the Otis family. (This is the family of the man who invented the Otis elevator.) The grandson only lived six years. DavidContinue reading “Meet David Gillespie: Colonial Craftsman”
As I strolled Resurrection Park, the largest Catholic cemetery in Vermont, I found this gorgeous red granite grave monument. You’ll see at the top is a mourning dove. Apropos, no?
I stumbled upon this place and wanted to see it. I decided to film it because you deserved to see it, too. I wish there were flowers, but the trees were certainly lovely. June and Herb Davis built the first Humane Society of Chittenden County’s (HSCC) facility. They are considered the modern founders of thisContinue reading “Herbert T. Davis Memorial Garden: A Pet Cemetery”
From Historic Marker: Inscription: “The Marble Works Memorial Bridge was constructed and generously donated by the Marble Works Partnership to the citizens of the town of Middlebury for their use and enjoyment. The bridge is dedicated to the memory of the mechanics of Middlebury who built and operated the mills and factories which, from 1774Continue reading “Marble Works Memorial Bridge”
“In memory of the soldiers from Swanton, who laid down their lives in the civil war of 1861, the town, in accordance with the decision of a large majority of voters in town-meeting assembled, have erected a beautiful monument at a cost of about $2,000. The original appropriation was $1,500, and Hon. William H. Blake,Continue reading “Swanton War Memorial”
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, “Six+ Revolutionary War veterans buried here; destroyed in 1880 when a new bridge was built here, now marked by a monument. The following prominent people are buried here:Blanchard, William (1750-1836) – Revolutionary War.Hall, Enoch (1735-1807) – Revolutionary War.Knapp, Abraham (1739-1809) – Revolutionary War.Uttley, William (0-0) – Revolutionary War.Wales,Continue reading “Burying Yard Point Memorial”
“This flag is a memorial to those who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001. It was erected by Grand Isle County residents during the 24 hours following the event. Flying from a birch pole set on a sand bar in the lake, it was later moved to higher ground. On SeptemberContinue reading “9/11 Memorial”