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AMERICAN PICKERS To Film In Vermont this Fall

  Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Vermont! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region this fall. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating … Continue reading

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FOSTER PAGE, A FRIEND AND RELATIVE

By Winona (Peck) Gadapee Foster Page was a family close friend, a relative (my father Reggie Peck’s cousin), helper and enemy of none. Foster was in my mother’s class at Danville’s Philips Academy, probably the class of 1931. He and … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting and Program

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Lincoln showing at Fuller Hall (Free and open to the public)

   

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Arnold D. Langmaid, Danville’s oldest man number two

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the Society awarded the second oldest man living in Danville award to Arnold D. Langmaid of North Danville. He is our number two oldest, because we had missed him in our earlier search for Danville’s … Continue reading

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Dec 1862–A Resurrected Peninsula Campaign Suffers a Bloody Death

By Gary Farrow, Danville Historical Society With the armies expected to shut down for the winter, December was anticipated to be a quiet month, but Lincoln had other ideas. December 20, 1862 North Star–The War The Battle of Fredericksburg Our … Continue reading

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Nov 1862–America’s Little Napoleon Meets His Waterloo

By Gary Farrow, Danville Historical Society November 15, 1862 North Star–Removal of Gen. McClellan The latest military change is the removal of Gen. McClellan from the army of the Potomac, and the appointment of Gen. Burnside in his stead. The … Continue reading

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Sep 1862–Lincoln’s Cockamamie Idea; Rebels at the Doorstep; the Constitution Takes a Beating

By Gary Farrow, Danville VT Historical Society The times were very bleak indeed for the North: the President was flopping around on the race question; a shockingly swift military reversal had just occurred in the east; and the Federal government … Continue reading

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Greenbank’s Hollow Annual Burn poster

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Raising Israel Randall

Local historian conjectures a life not found in the history book By Sharon Lakey “The ideal historian goes to the mouth of the tomb, cries: “Lazarus, come forth!” and sets him that was dead for ages, blinking and passionate, in … Continue reading

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