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Rutland, Vermont, USA

Chartered in 1761, the settlement was named for Rutland, Massachusetts. The first settlers, New England Yankees, arrived in 1770. During the American Revolution, Forts Rutland (originally Picket) and Ranger were built in the vicinity. Rutland was the capital of Vermont from 1784 to 1804. It is the home of Vermont’s oldest newspaper, the Rutland Daily Herald, published continuously since 1794.

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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...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Rutland
    Rutland, a handsome post-village and seat of justice of Rutland county, Vermont, on the Otter creek, and on the line of three important railroads,...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

  • News 1875 - OPERA HOUSE FIRE.
    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...Read MORE...


  • 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....Read MORE...


  • News 1893 - SEVEN KILLED AND MANY INJURED. A DISASTROUS AND FATAL QUARRY ACCIDENT AT WEST RUTLAND.
    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...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - June 17 - 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont

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    June 17, 1894

  • News 1895 - Flood
    NEW ENGLAND FLOODS.
    Great Damage to Railroads by the Surging Rivers.
    TOWNS PARTIALLY SUBMERGED.

    ST. ALBANS, Vt., April 16. - The Winooski river...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Rutland
    Rutland, a flourishing town, the capital of Rutland co., Vt., is pleasantly situated on Otter Creek, in a township of its own name, 68 miles S. of...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...Read MORE...


  • Rutland, Vermont, USA
    Vermont Marble Quarry, West Rutland
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  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    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

  • Rutland, Vermont, USA
    Merchants Row Looking North from Washington Street, Rutland, Vt.
    Postcard
  • Rutland, Vermont, USA
    Merchants Row, Looking North from Depot Park, Rutland, Vermont
    Postcard
  • News 1927 - Flood
    ...Some 200 families were reported homeless at Rutland [Vermont]. Many had been forced to use boats to escape...
    The Oelwein Daily Register
    Iowa
    November 4, 1927

  • 1952 - First woman to win Olympic gold medals in skiing was Andrea Mead, of Rutland, in 1952.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html

  • 1968 - March 18 - WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting

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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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  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Rutland
    Rutland, a handsome post-village and seat of justice of Rutland county, Vermont, on the Otter creek, and on the line of three important railroads,... 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
  • News  1875 - OPERA HOUSE FIRE.
    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... Read MORE...

  • 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.... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - SEVEN KILLED AND MANY INJURED. A DISASTROUS AND FATAL QUARRY ACCIDENT AT WEST RUTLAND.
    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... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - June 17 - 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont

    historyorb.com
    June 17, 1894
  • 1895 - Rutland
    Rutland, a flourishing town, the capital of Rutland co., Vt., is pleasantly situated on Otter Creek, in a township of its own name, 68 miles S. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - Flood
    NEW ENGLAND FLOODS.
    Great Damage to Railroads by the Surging Rivers.
    TOWNS PARTIALLY SUBMERGED.

    ST. ALBANS, Vt., April 16. - The Winooski river... 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... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    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
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • News  1927 - Flood
    ...Some 200 families were reported homeless at Rutland [Vermont]. Many had been forced to use boats to escape... The Oelwein Daily Register
    Iowa
    November 4, 1927
  • 1952 - First woman to win Olympic gold medals in skiing was Andrea Mead, of Rutland, in 1952.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html
  • 1968 - March 18 - WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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