William Davis was born January 1, 1831 in Southbury, New York. Whilst living in Baltimore, Maryland, he was drafted. He mustered in on August 15, 1863 as a Private with Company C, 13th Massachusetts Infantry. He deserted on October 4, 1863 and was located in Germantown Hospital, Pennsylvania. William Davis spent the last five yearsContinue reading “William Davis: American Civil War”
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A-Building Clean-Up at Burlington High School
I decided to check on the progress of the A-Building demolition to see if they had finished the job. What I saw instead were 5 excavators on top the rubble moving pieces from one pile to another. It appears there is still a TON of work for them to do! I’m glad there’s rain inContinue reading “A-Building Clean-Up at Burlington High School”
A Building Rubble
I have been visiting my old school, BHS, to see how the demolition is advancing. Well, practically all of A Building has been demolished. It’s not completely gone, though. It appears some classrooms are still defiant. And admittedly, I’m glad. I understand it needs to come down. My inner child is giggling, though. The expectationContinue reading “A Building Rubble”
Burlington High School: Demolition Continues…
I wanted to see if A Building had been completely demolished. That had been the goal for the Saturday work crew. Although the auditorium is now rubble, there’s still portions of A Building still standing. Note the logo on the beam: Vermont Structural Steel Corp. How cool is that???
More Burlington High School Demolition
According to the Burlington School District, they expect the demolition to be completed very soon. A Building may be completely demolished by Saturday afternoon. That’s wild, but very likely doable. As you’ll see both in the video and photos, those machines have wreaked a ton of havoc already. And that’s what they’re supposed to do.Continue reading “More Burlington High School Demolition”
Mower Gets Stuck!
I never tire of watching the landscaping crew cut the grass. The way those front wheels kept bouncing up off the ground, I wondered if that Hustler HyperDrive lawnmower were going to pitch backwards. Seeing the mower get stuck was surprising and funny!
Burlington High School Demolition Has Begun
BHS is contaminated by Poly-Chlorinated BiPhenyls or PCBs, for short. These are cancer-causing agents. According to the School Superintendent, these PCBs had leached into the concrete itself. There was no saving this high school. So, the demolition of Burlington High School has begun. I know it’s necessary. It still hurts, though. The demolition began onContinue reading “Burlington High School Demolition Has Begun”
Beautiful Red Granite Cemetery Monument
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?
Easy Lawn Mowing!
https://youtube.com/shorts/aZpSIJNC2Zg?feature=share ALL VIDEOS GO LIVE AT 12:30 AM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME. Once I heard the sound of the lawn mower, I looked up to see that THIS was NOT the kind I was expecting! This behemoth cut a LOT of grass given its wide path! It was fun to watch and I’m glad I capturedContinue reading “Easy Lawn Mowing!”
Burlington High School: Soon to be Demolished
ALL VIDEOS GO LIVE AT 12:30AM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME. I drove over to Burlington High School to see what it looked like. Admittedly, I was somewhat surprised to see such tall (maybe 7-8′ tall) fencing around it. I did figure EnviroVantage would be closer to demolition at this point. Looks like I was correct. SeeingContinue reading “Burlington High School: Soon to be Demolished”