Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA - Vermont Marble Quarry, West Rutland
Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
Vermont Marble Quarry, West Rutland

Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA - Merchants Row Looking North from Washington Street, Rutland, Vt.
Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
Merchants Row Looking North from Washington Street, Rutland, Vt.

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Merchants Row, Looking North from Depot Park, Rutland, Vermont

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Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA
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Where is Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA?  Rutland is a city in and the shire town (county seat) of Rutland County, Vermont, United States. Rutland is located approximately 65 miles (105 km) north of Massachusetts and 20 miles (32 km) east of New York state. Rutland is the third largest city in Vermont. It is surrounded by the town of Rutland, which is a separate municipality.

It began on Otter Creek in the early 19th century as a small hamlet called Mill Village in Rutland, the surrounding town named by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1761 after John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland. In the early 19th century, small high-quality marble deposits were discovered in Rutland, and in the 1830s a large deposit of nearly solid marble was found in what is now West Rutland. By the 1840s, small firms had begun excavations, but marble quarries proved profitable only after the railroad arrived in 1851. At the same time, the famous quarries of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy, grew largely unworkable because of their extreme depth, allowing Rutland to become one of the world's leading marble producers.

This fueled enough growth and investment that in 1886 the center of town incorporated as Rutland village. Most of the town was split off as West Rutland and Proctor, which contained the bulk of the marble quarries. Rutland City was incorporated as Vermont's third city on November 18, 1892. Wikipedia

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1794 - December 8 - 1st issue of Herald of Rutland, VT published
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1849 Rutland
Rutland Co. This is a shire town. The principal stream in Rutland is Otter Creek, which enters the town about the middle of the south line, and leaves it about the middle of the north line, cutting it into two nearly equal parallelograms. Tributary to this are West River, rising in Tinmouth, and East Creek, one of whose branches rises in Chittenden, and the other in Mendon, the latter entering Otter Creek one mile above Gookin's Tails, and the former about forty rods below. In addition to these... Read MORE...

News 1869 - A daughter of Sheriff Lyman Powers, of Rutland, Vt, has been insane ever since the accidental death, some weeks ago, of a railroad conductor named Cook, who was to have been her husband in a few days.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 12, 1869

Whitehall, N. Y., May 15. - A fire at Rutland, Vt., this morning, burned the Ripley's Opera House, the stores of MUNN & COMPTON, STANLEY & Co., and others.

Loss of $75,000; partly insured.
Logansport Star
Logansport, Indiana
May 17, 1875

News 1878 - Dr. Pond, of Rutland, Vt., has invented a delicate machine, which applied to the wrist, records in lines the movements of the pulse. The instrument is called the "Sphygmograph."
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 6, 1878

News 1885 - Rev T. L. Drury, of Rutland, Vt, a few weeks since preached a sermon on skating rinks and masquerades.
He said the skating rinks met with his approval as long as they did not interfere with the church and duties of Christians to attend divine worship. As long as skating rinks remain pure and moral, so long he should stand up for them. - Mirror of American Sports.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 21, 1885

RUTLAND, Vt., Feb. 11. - One of the worst disasters in the history of marble quarrying occurred at West Rutland a little after 1 o'clock this afternoon in a quarry operated by the Vermont Marble Company, with which Senator Proctor is connected. A great mass or stone fell into the quarry, and seven men were instantly killed and a number of others injured. The victims were a gang at work at channeling and taking away refuse, and were all middle-aged men.
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News 1894 - June 17 - 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont
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June 17, 1894

News 1895 - Flood
Great Damage to Railroads by the Surging Rivers.

ST. ALBANS, Vt., April 16. - The Winooski river is higher than it has been for twenty five years. The country for miles around is one vast sheet of water, many farms being partially of wholly flooded. Several villages are using boats and rafts as a means of moving about. Much damage had been done to bridges, and washouts have occurred in many places on both railroads and highways. The railroad be... Read MORE...

News 1900 - RUTLAND RAILROAD TRAINS COLLIDE. Freight Wreck on Rutland Railroad.
Owing to a mix-up in train orders two freight trains collided near Gassetts on the Rutland railroad about noon Saturday. No one was injured, but the front ends of both engines were smashed in and three box cars were demolished. It was reported that one of the train crews had orders to meet the other train at Gassetts and the other was ordered to meet at Chester. The collision occurred upon a new bridge, which stood the shock and was used by the mail train in passing over the scene of the wreck a... Read MORE...

News 1906 - NEARLY A MILLION Fire at Rutland Vermont, Destroys Six Blocks.
Rutland, Vt., Feb. 19. - Six large brick blocks in the business section of the city, occupied by nearly a score of firms and many smaller tenants were destroyed by fire: Loss $750,000.

The fire got beyond the control of the local department, and help was summoned from Whitehall, N. Y. and other places. The heaviest losses WILLIAM Y. RIPLEY estate (buildings), $20,000; DR. A. J. MEADE (buildings), $50,000; A. H. ABRAHAM, drugs and tobacco, $23,000; WILSON & ROOT, clothing, $23,000; J. L. BAKER... Read MORE...

Rutland, a township (town) of Rutland co., Vt. Pop. in 1900, 1109.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

1927 - Flood
...Some 200 families were reported homeless at Rutland [Vermont]. Many had been forced to use boats to escape...
The Oelwein Daily Register
November 4, 1927

1968 - March 18 - WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
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America/USA  Ashbel Cook (6 May 1738, Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 16 December 1801, Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA)
America/USA  Ebenezer Cook (13 December 1719, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 1777, Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA)

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