The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Monday, September 18, 2017

St. Johnsbury, Vermont Sites with Tigers, and Bears, Oh My

A recent visit to St. Johnsbury, Vermont to see a library surprised me because I then discovered there were a lot more things to see in this lovely city. I hope to prove it by sharing my photos.
Within a few blocks of entering St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont,  we came across the Maple Grove Farms Sugar House Museum. The factory is behind the sign, and unfortunately, they stopped giving factory tours about seven years ago. The museum is behind where I stood for this photo, but they do give out samples of maple candy.

Downtown streets.

Welcome Center, St. Johnsbury
The Chamber of Commerce, Town Clerk and Treasurer's Office are housed in the old Railroad Station, shown below.

Town clerk's office to the right.
(We toured the museum, but didn't go to the planetarium, due to time constraints.)

2nd floor. The ceiling was amazing.

Numbers 17 (Athenaeum) and 3 (Fairbanks Museum) were circled by a Vermont visitor's center employee on route 91. Whole map of area not shown above.

My previous post covers the beautiful Library also known as an Athenaeum. Visiting this building is a must! Please read about it.