“HOW CHARLES “MINNIE” DOLE CREATED THE NATIONAL SKI PATROL In the winter of 1936, Charles “Minnie” Dole, a veteran and outdoors enthusiast, recognized a problem. On a skiing trip on the Toll Road at Mount Mansfield in Vermont, Dole fell and broke an ankle. His friend and fellow skier, Frank Edson, assisted with his injuryContinue reading “The Ski Trooper: 10th Mountain Soldier Statue or The History of the Ski Patrol in the United States”
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Hyde Park Monument (War Memorial)
“There are four items in the vicinity of the Lamoille County Court House in Hyde Park. Two cannon on are either side of the walkway to the front door of the courthouse, and a list of names of the men who served on the front of the town Library across the street. Just to theContinue reading “Hyde Park Monument (War Memorial)”
West New Haven Cemetery: Well Maintained!
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, this cemetery was first used in 1803 and it contains over 300 graves. From New Haven, Vermont government site: “West Cemetery is located on Field Days Road This cemetery is rarely used any more and contains numerous paupers graves from earlier years. The Town now maintains the cemetery.”-https://www.newhavenvt.com/index.asp?SEC=FF76E67E-A17F-4E15-A4D9-3AF9197F1B54&DE=6609ED74-B756-4E44-BCF1-C24D443D4169&Type=B_BASIC
Salisbury Veterans’ Park
The Salisbury Veterans’ Park is a war memorial, which commemorates those who served in American wars and conflicts. The wars span from the Revolutionary War to the “Lebanon/Grenada/Panama Conflicts”. The Park opened in 2007 and is a product of the Salisbury Historical Society.
Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, the actual name of this cemetery is the West Hill Cemetery. First used in 1803, there are 750 graves. The cemetery is sandwiched between Weybridge Road (Route 23) and Quaker Village Road. The entrance is where those two roads converge. From there, it V’s back where the areaContinue reading “Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!”
Gilman Road/Gilman-Gaffney Cemetery
The featured image is of a completely snapped at the joints grave monument. Rather than offer the standard cemetery “pose”, if you will, I thought I’d give you a photo of a totally broken grave monument Google does not recognize this cemetery. That’s a pity. I hadn’t tried to use Google Maps because a friendContinue reading “Gilman Road/Gilman-Gaffney Cemetery”
Greens Corners Cemetery
The first burial was in 1810 and the cemetery contains over 350 graves. The cemetery sits beside a “rail trail”. There used to be train track there, which the Central Vermont Railroad used. In fact, Greens Corners even had a station. Interesting information to note: I found this cemetery by driving by it. There isContinue reading “Greens Corners Cemetery”
Sheldon Cemetery: Oldest Section
Sheldon Cemetery, also known as Sheldon Village Cemetery, was first used in 1796. There are over 1200 graves and burials are still allowed there. The oldest section is separated from the other area, where burials are still allowed. Understand, though, there are still plenty of older graves in that “newer” section. The style of thisContinue reading “Sheldon Cemetery: Oldest Section”
Sheldon Veterans Memorial
From the granite markers: “In honor of the men and women of Sheldon, Vermont who served their country in uniform. Dedicated to this who gave their lives in defense of our country. Past, Present & Future.”
The Grave of Bill W.: Co-Founder of AA
https://youtube.com/shorts/fh0iIqY8SIk?feature=share “William Griffith Wilson (November 26, 1895 – January 24, 1971), also known as Bill Wilson or Bill W., was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). AA is an international mutual aid fellowship with about two million members worldwide belonging to approximately 10,000 groups, associations, organizations, cooperatives, and fellowships of alcoholics helping other alcoholics achieveContinue reading “The Grave of Bill W.: Co-Founder of AA”