Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waterford Historical Group (Met on June 27)

Love maps? If so, you missed about a dozen good ones from 1756 to 2003, if you didn't attend the June meeting of the Waterford Historical group at the Davies Memorial Library. More copies are still available.

Next meetings: July 25 and August 22. Invited guests who attended Waterford's district schools, before the current unified school was built, will help us learn what "school days" were like in the 1940s and 1950s. Come for the stories (and good company, and some cookies). Always at 6 pm in the Davies Memorial Library, Waterford, VT.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much, Beth, for the maps that show the evolution of names and boundaries that ultimately created the Waterford we know today. The two I most keen about are the 1902 railroad map and the 1930 road map that appears to show the trajectory of High Street from Upper Waterford morphing into what was (?) called County Road...and how that coursed on a diagonal, joining Daniels Farm Road (?) a/k/a today's shortcut to St. Johnsbury for those of us on the "southeast side" of the modestly named Hurlbutt Hill.

    Caption: Nate Drown, David Morrison, Geneva Powers Wright (her daughter half-hidden behind her)