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Photographs of Vergennes (Vt.)

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Collection Overview

This collection contains 788 images comprising 122 years of history in Vergennes, Vermont’s oldest city. Featuring a wide range of topics, which date from the 1866 Civil War parade to the 1988 Bicentennial, the collection provides a comprehensive and unusual look at small town life in northern Vermont. These photographs document the full visual spectrum of history in Vergennes, from businesses, industries, and transportation to natural scenery, paintings, and portraits of people who once walked the city’s streets.

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Published:  May 06, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Rights:  No part of the material may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, broadcasting or by any other information storage and retrieval system. Direct all inquiries and requests to the Bixby Memorial Free Library, Vergennes, Vt. 802-877-2211.


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Title:   The Park

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          Main Street

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                  Title:   Tin roof on Shade Roller Factory - Vergennes

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                    Title:   Vergennes Bicentennial 1988

                    Date:  1988

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                      Title:   Vergennes Bicentennial 1988

                      Date:  1988

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                        Title:   Vergennes Bicentennial 1988

                        Date:  1988

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                          Title:   Vergennes Circulating Library

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                          Exterior of Old Library

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                            Title:   Vergennes City Waterworks

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                            Vergennes City Waterworks

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                              Title:   Vergennes Falls 1850

                              Date:  1850

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                              Vergennes was incorporated a city in 1788. There was a sawmill at The Falls as early as 1765. In 1766, Donald MacIntosh, a soldier under Wolfe at Quebec, erected a cabin below the Falls and high up on the North bank. He became the first permanent settler, dying in Vergennes in 1803. The Falls, with a drop of about 35 feet has furnished power to many industries since the first sawmill of 1765 and those shown in the engraving of 1850 gave some idea of the business around them at the that time. The picture does not include all the mills as there were many on the North bank which are not shown. The name "Robinson Del" in the lower right hand corner of the engraving may refer to Rowland T. Robinson as he was a capable artist in addition to being a famous Vermont writer.

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                                Title:   Vergennes Fire

                                Date:  1905-05-11

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                                Firemen direct streams on remains of Vergennes drug and department store, minutes before walls came tumbling down. Fire wall between this building and other store was believed to have kept flames from destroying entire block.

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                                  Title:   Vergennes Fire of 1958

                                  Date:  1958

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                                    Title:   Vergennes Fire of 1958

                                    Date:  1958

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                                      Title:   View Main Street

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                                        Title:   View Vergennes

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                                              Title:   View of Vergennes from Burroughs Hill

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                                              Vergennes from Burroughs Hill, with Adirondak Mountains in the distance, Vergennes, Vt. 3177 Published by W.H. & W.S. Bristol

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                                                Title:   Welcome Home

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                                                  Title:   Woolen Mill, Lewis Creek, North Ferrisburgh

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