Astronomy Picture of the Day

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

History

 

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The Vermont History Museum

Barre, (pronounced like berry)Vermont

Up on a hill on Rt 302.

I went for a meeting there and now want to return

again to check it out more.

There is a statue of Robert Burns in the front.

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Barre is known for fine granite.

Now I learn also Scottish stonecutters came

to Barre as well as Italians stonecutters.

Everywhere in Barre you see a sculpture.

We sat in an old classroom (it was a high school, then grade school).

I marveled that every photo lining the walls was of a man.

All of them seemed to be at least a hundred years ago.

What is the story there?

Like I said, I want to go back and check out Vermont history.

This is a good place to start.

3 comments:

  1. i've got some relatives cutting up stone in the old country somewhere...
    first time here. at first, i thought you meant bari, italy, not barre, vermont.
    :)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by. Barre, VT certainly has some Italian roots! Have a great day.mary

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  3. Please do go back and find out more. I love Vermont and would certainly like to see more.

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