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Vergennes, Vermont, USA
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Where is Vergennes, Vermont, USA? 

Vergennes is a city located in the northwest quadrant of Addison County, Vermont, in the United States. Bordered by the towns of Ferrisburgh, Panton and Waltham, it was the first city chartered in the state.

Vergennes, first settled in 1766 by Donald MacIntosh, was established in 1788, the only one of Vermont's cities not to have been first chartered as a Town or independent village. Instead, portions of the pre-existing Towns of New Haven, Panton and Ferrisburg, where they intersected at the Otter Creek Falls, were split off to form Vergennes.

The city is named for Frenchman Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes, who greatly aided the rebel colonial effort in the American Revolutionary War.Wikipedia

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The stores of MESSRS. B. & D. B. HOLCOMB and MESSRS, HUNTINGTON, with several offices in the same building, were destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock on the morning of the 20th inst., with most of the contents.
MESSRS. HOLCOMB saved nothing; and in addition to their large stock of goods consumed there...Read MORE...

1849 Vergennes
This city is beautifully located on Otter Creek, at the falls on that stream, and is seven miles from Lake Champlain. Otter Creek, at this place, is about 500 feet wide, and, at the falls, is separated by two islands, which form three distinct falls of thirty-seven feet. These falls produce a...Read MORE...

News  1869 - On the 8th inst., the snow drifts on the main streets of Vergennes, Vt., were from four to six feet.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
May 1, 1869
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News  1872 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Narrow Escape of the Passengers of a Wrecked Train in Vermont.
RUTLAND, Vt., June 30. - The night express train over the Rutland division of the Vermont Central Railway, due in Rutland at about midnight, met last night with a serious accident just north of Vergennes. While passing over a narrow culvert at the rate of about thirty miles per hour the engineer...Read MORE...

News  1900 - Heavy Fire Loss of Vergennes Firm
The Vergennes Manufacturing Company's plant caught fire Wednesday, February 21, and was burned to the ground. The loss is seven or eight thousand dollars and the plant was insured for $4,500. The firm were manufacturers of furniture, sash, doors and blinds and house furnishings and also ran a...Read MORE...

Vergennes, a banking city of Addison co., Vt., is beautifully situated on the navigable Otter Creek, 7 miles from its entrance into Lake Champlain and on the Rutland R., 21 miles S. of Burlington. Otter Creek here falls about 37 feet and affords ample water-power. It has manufactures of sash and...Read MORE...

News  1919 - Potato Spray Pump Exploded
R. L. Kingsland, of Vergennes, suffered a painful injury, when he started to retail a pump spray to use in a field of potatoes. As he unfastened one clamp which held the pump in place it exploded. When Mr. Kingsland was hit between the eyes, suffering a deep three-cornered wound, injuring the left...Read MORE...

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flag  Royal J Slack (17 May 1893, Vergennes, Vermont, USA - 13 February 1915, ) gravestone

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