Title:
White River Valley at Gaysville looking south
Town:
Stockbridge
County:
Windsor
State:
Vermont
Date:
1914?
Description:
This hand-colored lanternslide shows a birdseye view of a small community in the White River Valley. There is a river, roadways, and multiple buildings visible in the photograph. Crops can be seen by the contasting colors in some fields. A significant portion of the land has been cleared for farming and pastures. The higher elevations still maintain some forests. The river is meandering with a large point bar. Esther Munroe Swift writes on 2005-3-22: Travelers today find it difficult to realize that Gaysville was once a busy & thriving community before the 1927 flood demolished most of land & the village itself. Its name came from the families of Daniel & Jermiah Gay who settled there quite early. The post office was opened in 1827 & Merrick Gay was the postmaster for 30 years & town clerk for 20 years, also represtented the town in the legislature for a decade. Daniel Gay had a hotel there and the village's biggest industry was the Gay family's woolen mill.The station for the White River railroad was named Boutwells for another prominent family who were farmers, blacksmiths,carpenters & Maple sugar producers. High above the river is the classically designed Belcher Library gifted by another prominent family who lived in the hamlet named Belcher. Note that this is a handcolored version of LS09469.
Filename:
LS05864_000.jpg
Size:
2398 x 1644 pixels; 2749281 bytes
Original Filename:
AOT1121_.jpg
Keywords:
Agriculture; Barns; Buildings; Church buildings; Conifers; Culture; Deciduous; Dwellings; Farming; Field Crops; Floodplains; Forests and Plants; Geology; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Landforms; Landscapes; Living Things; Meandering rivers; Mountains; Nature; Pastures; Public buildings; Rivers; Roads; Rural; Rural roads; Season; Summer; Terraces (Geology); Time; Trees; Village communities; Work;
Source:
Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
Submitted By:
Megan
Submitted On:
2004-08-26
Original Media:
Lanternslide
Times viewed:
1311
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