Bristol War Memorial

“New 6′ tall monument located at the Bristol Town Green, Vermont dedicated to veterans of all branches with an older memorial for the World War. Date of Installation: September 28, 2008 Organization Responsible for Installation: American Legion Post 19 Bristol, Vermont Memorial War Era(s): Persian GulfPanamaLebanon/GrenadaVietnamKoreaWWIIWWIOther Location: Intersection of Route 116 and North Street. Bristol,Continue reading “Bristol War Memorial”

Fountain Walkaround

Enjoy the sounds and walkaround of this beautiful fountain located on the Town Green in Bristol, Vermont!

Found Another Cemetery Fountain!

I found another cemetery fountain! This one is located inside of Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Vermont. A fountain in a cemetery suggests it was a Victorian Lawn Park cemetery. I could see the area closest to the street has started as a rural cemetery. The area in the back and farther from the street hasContinue reading “Found Another Cemetery Fountain!”

Howden Hall Bell

“This bell was manufactured in 1866 by the Meneely Company of West Troy, New York. It was installed here at Howden Hall -The home of the Bristol Congregational Society from 1842-1890 -And the Adventist Society Congregation from 1890 to 1947 It was removed in 2006 when it was determined that the supporting timbers were noContinue reading “Howden Hall Bell”

Was He Buried Alive? The Grave of Dr. Timothy Clark Smith

“EVERGREEN CEMETERY, JUST OFF OF Town Hill Road in New Haven, VT, is generally unremarkable as far as cemeteries go, except for one fascinating interment. His name was Timothy Clark Smith, and he was a 19th century doctor who suffered from taphephobia, the fear of being buried alive. This personal fact is made apparent by hisContinue reading “Was He Buried Alive? The Grave of Dr. Timothy Clark Smith”

Bristol Coach House

“BRISTOL – About 1800, Bristol town resident Abraham Gaige built a private residence on West Street in the area where the Merchants Bank is located today, which he opened to travelers and called it “Public House.” It burned in 1817. By 1820 Gaige built a new “Public House” at the corner of Main and NorthContinue reading “Bristol Coach House”

Lord’s Prayer Rock in Bristol, Vermont

“Lord’s Prayer Rock When Joseph C. Greene was a boy and lived in South Starksboro one of his tasks was to take the logs from the mountaintop to the sawmill in Bristol. The 9 Bridges Road or the Drake Woods Road in those days was a terrifying ride. Not only were there 9 bridges toContinue reading “Lord’s Prayer Rock in Bristol, Vermont”

Bristol Town Green

“Bristol Green Our town green has been a central part of our village throughout its history. The Bristol Band has presented outdoor summer band concerts in the gazebo on the town green every Wednesday from June through August since shortly after the Civil War. Folks bring their lawn chairs‚ visit with their neighbors and enjoyContinue reading “Bristol Town Green”

Fountain on the Green

Enjoy the sounds of this beautiful fountain located in the Town Green in Bristol, Vermont!

Receiving Vault with Shelves and Working Rollers!!

The first burial in Lake View Cemetery was in 1799. There are 1286 graves. Although it is across from St. Genevieve Cemetery, it is otherwise surrounded by empty land. “A receiving vault or receiving tomb,[1] sometimes also known as a public vault, is a structure designed to temporarily store dead bodies in winter months whenContinue reading “Receiving Vault with Shelves and Working Rollers!!”

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