Swanton War Memorial

“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”

Silas Wright Monument and Marker

From the State Historic Marker: “Born at Amherst, Mass., Silas Wright came to Weybridge as an infant and grew up here. Graduated from Middlebury College in 1815, he studied Law at Sandy Hill, N.Y.; began Law practice at Canton, N.Y. in 1819, and entered politics there. A Brigadier General by 1824, he was State Senator,Continue reading “Silas Wright Monument and Marker”

General George Stannard Birthplace Monument

This was the first time I had ever seen a birthplace monument. What’s interesting about it is that General George Jerrison Stannard’s actual house was just south of this location on Route 7 in Georgia, Vermont. Want to know what happened to his house? Surprisingly, it did not burn down nor was it demolished. ItContinue reading “General George Stannard Birthplace Monument”

Vanetti & Zampieri Mausoleums at Hope Cemetery

“BARRE CITY – Tullio Zampieri, 97, of White Street, died early Sunday morning July 27, 2014, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin after a brief illness and a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born Aug. 28, 1916 in Barre City, he was the son of MarioContinue reading “Vanetti & Zampieri Mausoleums at Hope Cemetery”

Rouleau Mausoleum at Hope Cemetery

After I filmed, I conducted some research. I discovered there is a Rouleau Granite Company. Presuming the Rouleaus buried here are related, it makes sense they would have such an amazing mausoleum. You’ll discover some other wonderful mausoleums in this video. Plus, an interesting “resume” on the back of a crypt. Come with me toContinue reading “Rouleau Mausoleum at Hope Cemetery”

Addison War Memorial

Please help me honor those men who lived in Addison, Vermont, and who died for our country. They are forever immortalized on the bronze plaques attached to the War Memorial in the Town Square at the Four Corners in Addison, Vermont. What is a “war memorial” you may be asking. It could be some typeContinue reading “Addison War Memorial”

Cornwall War Memorial

Whilst filming in Cornwall, Vermont recently, I saw their town monument across from the Town Hall. It is a war memorial to the men who served during the American or US Civil War and World War I. In fact, one young man died in Verdun one day prior to the signing of the Armistice, whichContinue reading “Cornwall War Memorial”

“Welcome All Things Childhood”

I was in Resurrection Park the other day when I noticed a monument. This monument was erected by a Catholic family to honor “the abused, aborted and abandoned”. It included a bench with the saying “Welcome All Things Childhood” engraved on both the front and back. I found it intriguing and perhaps you will asContinue reading ““Welcome All Things Childhood””

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