“The steamboat Ticonderoga is one of two remaining side-paddle-wheel passenger steamers with a vertical beam engine of the type that provided freight and passenger service on America’s bays, lakes and rivers from the early 19th to the mid-20th centuries. Commissioned by the Champlain Transportation Company, Ticonderoga was built in 1906 at the Shelburne Shipyard inContinue reading “The Ticonderoga: National Historic Landmark”
A few weeks ago I had filmed a section of Lakeview Cemetery. I saw 3 slabs of concrete and wondered if a crypt or mausoleum would be places there. I was there again very recently with a friend. Sure enough, today’s video answers the question!
In today’s video, I am strolling a bit of a newer area. It is nestled among older headstones and monuments. I was drawn to it because two headstones included photographs of men who died far too young. One of them was only 20! Too sad to think about. My plan with these Lakeview strolls isContinue reading “Strolling Lakeview Cemetery #14”
As I filmed in one of my favorite local cemeteries, Lakeview, I thought the trees there deserved a video of their own. Hence, the topic of today’s video. Nope, I know nothing about trees except how much I love them. Please join me as I walked around an area near the lake and enjoy theContinue reading “Gorgeous Trees of Lakeview Cemetery”
I strolled another section of Lakeview Cemetery yesterday. You’ll see an American Civil War grave, several smaller stones, which say “Father” or Mother” and no other name, and one plot with LOTS of family members buried around it. The first burial was in 1800. There are one 10,300 graves. In fact, Lakeview Cemetery still allowsContinue reading “Strolling Lakeview Cemetery #13”
I strolled another section of Lakeview Cemetery recently. The day was absolutely resplendent with sunshine and blue skies as far as the eye could see! And the temp was in the 70’s… When Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont opened to the public in 1872, it was as a Victorian Lawn Park cemetery. Its design wasContinue reading “Strolling Lakeview Cemetery #12”
“Obituary New York Times, Oct. 27, 1909 GEN. O. O. HOWARD, NOTED SOLDIER, DEAD Last of Union Commanders of The Civil War Dies at His Home in Vermont. WITH SHERMAN ON MARCH Assisted in Operations That Resulted in Gen. Johnston’s Surrender-Honored by Congress Last Year. BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 26.- Gen. Oliver O. Howard, died atContinue reading “Find General O.O. Howard EASILY from Here!”
Join me as I stroll another section of Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont. We’ll see some larger monuments with lots of family surrounding the center marker.
In today’s video, I share the incredible political rise and accomplishments of Warren Robinson Austin. He is buried at Lakeview Cemetery and has an interesting grave monument. It is a rectangular frame, which suggests a door to the afterlife. “Warren Robinson Austin (November 12, 1877 – December 25, 1962) was an American politician and diplomatContinue reading “Warren Robinson Austin: First UN Ambassador Representing US”
My High School is going to be torn down. The plan is to build on the same site and the fifth incarnation of Burlington High School will be built. As I wrote that, my throat tightened and tears formed in my eyes. I have so many great memories of my time spent there. In thisContinue reading “Burlington High School Exterior Walkaround: Part 2”