Dr. Grace Sherwood

Dr. Grace Sherwood

Grace Willey Sherwood was born in Newport, Vt. on Dec. 23, 1878. She attended St. Albans High School, which is now the Saint Albans Museum, and graduated in 1897. We believe she attended medical school at the Women’s Medical College … Read more

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Women at heart of new exhibit

ST. ALBANS — When the St. Albans Museum opens for the summer it will have a new display on the second floor. Over the winter, volunteers spent several cold days repainting the room holding the hearth and home exhibit, removing … Read more

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Colonial Cafeteria baseball

Colonial Cafeteria baseball team

In February, the Messenger ran a photo from the St. Albans Museum of the Colonial Cafeteria baseball team bus as it stood outside the cafeteria on North Main Street. Since then the museum has received a wonderful photograph of one of … Read more

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WWI Machine Gun Unit

From the football field to the battlefield

ST. ALBANS — On April 6, 1917 the U.S. declared war on Germany. That same day, citizens of St. Albans and neighboring towns filled the city’s streets to say good-bye to the 45 members of a local National Guard unit … Read more

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Engine 243

Franklin County Voiture #243

  This steam engine replica was created by the McEnany Salvage Co. for the St. Albans American Legion Post, circa 1976, most likely for the American bicentennial. Obviously this little ‘engine that could’ was motorized and belched black smoke from … Read more

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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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Abraham snowman

His name was Abraham

ST. ALBANS — His name was Abraham and he was 42 feet high. On Feb. 12, 1982, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, students from Bellows Free Academy (BFA), with help from the community, set out to turn 211 truckloads of snow into … 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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