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Car Rally Vermont, 1907

Car Rally, 1907

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In this image from soon after the turn of the 20th century, we see a gathering of 10 early motor vehicles here in St. Albans. We don’t know if these are locals about to head out on what would have been an adventure, … Read more

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St. Albans Street Railway, circa 1910

St. Albans Street Railway, circa 1910

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In this image from around 1910, we can see most likely the conductor and operator/driver of one of the trolleys that once operated in the city. Unfortunately, neither man is identified. The St. Albans Street Railway operated from 1904-1912, and then it became the St. Albans and Swanton … Read more

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Frank's Vulcanizing Shop, St. Albans, VT

Frank’s Vulcanizing Shop, Federal Street

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Frank’s Vulcanizing Shop once existed at 56 1/2 Federal St. It appears that the shop offered pretty much full service for its customers. They sold Texaco products, United States tires and batteries, too. Unfortunately, we do not know the names of any of … Read more

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Swanton, VT's Golden Crust Bakery fleet of vehicles circa 1950's

Knead to Know: Historic Swanton

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SWANTON — Stephen Trahan of St. Albans Town submitted these historic photos of Swanton from the early 1950s. Above is a photo of the Swanton Golden Crust Bakery fleet of vehicles. It was taken around 1951 at the intersection of Merchants Row … Read more

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Wood Owl, Georgia, Vermont

Spotted in Georgia

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Alyssa M Kline captured this gorgeous photo of a Wood Owl in Georgia this week and shared with us on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag your photos from around our community with #samessenger. You may just see them in print, … Read more

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Franklin County Vermont Town Meeting Day Results

Town Meeting Results LIVE!

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Watch today’s Town Meeting Day Results live at 8pm with the St. Albans Messenger and Northwest Access TV! Featuring Editor Michelle Monroe and reporter’s Elaine Ezerins and Tom Benton.

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Division 1 Girls High School Standings, Likely Pairings

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Final standings and expected playoff pairings for girls basketball. Standings and expected pairings based on unofficial rankings posted by the Vermont Principals Association as of Thursday. Final Standings 1  St. Johnsbury   18-2-0   80.5   4.025 2   Champlain Valley   17-3-0 … Read more

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Chamberlain & Simpson garage, corner of Main and Fairfield streets, St. Albans, VT

Chamberlain & Simpson garage, corner of Main and Fairfield streets

This newly painted tow truck sits in front of the service station that would later become Handy Toyota. The lettering done on the truck for Chamberlain & Simpson was professionally done by local commercial artist Robert Fitzgerald and this photograph was donated to the museum by his son … Read more

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Colonial Grill, St. Albans, VT

Colonial Grill, North Main Street

The Colonial Cafeteria & Grill occupied the space many of you will remember later as the Blue Lion Restaurant. It is now office space just north of Jeff ’s Restaurant, which in the future would be at the right under … Read more

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Dog available for adoption in Franklin County, Vermont

Meet Luke – Young, happy & playful

 Okay to live with other dogs, and dog-savvy cats Able to live with children 9-month-old, neutered male Up to date on vaccines Heartworm and Lyme tested Microchipped Contact Franklin County Animal Rescue via email or call (802)524-9650, x103 for dog adoption and x104 for … Read more

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