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LS01792_000
High School Building and Grounds

Title:
High School Building and Grounds
Town:
Benson
County:
Rutland
State:
Vermont
Date:
1907 - 1915
Description:
A handwritten caption at the bottom of the historic image reads, "High School Building." Note the copula on the roof of the school. There appears to be a pile of firewood on the left side of the schoolyard. Looks like summer. This undated postcard image was captured prior to January 1, 1952, as indicated by the 1 cent postage (not shown). Esther Munroe Swift writes on 2006-2-11: Benson is the most northwestern town in Rutland county and its western boundary is Lake Champlain. It was chartered in 1780 to a group of New York men. It was named for Judge Egbert Benson, a Revolutionary War officer who was also a lawyer and was one of the commissioners who negotiated the settlement of New York claims to lands in Vermont. The town has never had much population but in this century has been popular as a summer resort. Sunset Lake is the largest body of water in the town. The U.S Census for 2000 shows just over 1,000 permanent residents. The photo of the building shown in this image would seem to have been built either late in the 19th or early in the 20th century and it looks more like a church than a school. Note the cut firewood in left hand side of the image.
Filename:
LS01792_000.jpg
Size:
3205 x 1936 pixels; 2670033 bytes
Original Filename:
Benson2.5.1b.jpeg
Keywords:
Buildings; Culture; Deciduous; Forests and Plants; Fuelwood; Grassland plants; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Living Things; Logging; Nature; Observatories; Plants; Schools; Season; Stone walls and Fences; Summer; Time; Trees; Wood poles; Wooden fences; Work;
Source:
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont
Submitted By:
Kara Lenorovitz
Submitted On:
2004-03-05
Original Media:
Postcard
Relative Dating Rationale:
Postcard
Times viewed:
4919
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