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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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Link to new Thaddeus Stevens video

To view a short historical video on the Caledonia Iron works in Pennsylvania, which was owned by Thaddeus Stevens, click on this here

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Newsletter, January 2012

This month’s newsletter focuses on what the Historical Society accomplished during 2011 with parting words from Paul Chouinard, who will be stepping down in March from the presidency. Three elected and one non-elected positions are available and the Society invites … Continue reading

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Janet’s new calendar

A Local’s Perspective By Sharon Lakey Last year, Janet Carson, one of Danville’s excellent photographers, put out her first calendar. For everyone that was lucky enough to get one, they enjoyed a whole year of Danville photos. We enjoyed ours … Continue reading

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Sandra’s Senior Project

Sandra Elliott, recent graduate of Danville High School, created and exhibited her Senior Project on the history of Greenbank’s Hollow. Her mentor was David Houston, who along with Hollis Prior, are the standing committee for the Greenbank’s historic park site. … Continue reading

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Steve Wakefield, a Living Historian

A Vermont Civil War Hemlock explains why he takes part By Sharon Lakey At the 125th anniversary of the surrender of Lee’s army at Appomattox, Steve Wakefield, living historian, had one of those crystalline moments. “I was with the 5th … Continue reading

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Preparation for War and Watchful Waiting

Going to see the Elephant, Part 2 By Paul Chouinard, President of the Danville Historical Society From the outset, both as it assumed status as an independent republic in 1777 and as it entered statehood in1791, Vermont outlawed slavery.  Vermont … Continue reading

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The Artist as Historian

Robin Rothman Recreates the Old Stone Gaol The completed drawing of Danville’s old stone gaol by Robin Rothman By Sharon Lakey Artist Robin Rothman was given a mission; Mary Prior wanted her to recreate, as correctly as possible, two of … Continue reading

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Finding Answers through the Fragments

Bruce Badger’s Memorial Album Comes Home Bruce L. Badger By Sharon Lakey Jean Dutton, sister of Danville’s only soldier killed in action in Vietnam, Bruce L. Badger, made a decision. She would send the album she created detailing the events … Continue reading

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