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Ludlow is the home of Okemo Mountain, a popular ski resort. Before becoming a ski destination, Ludlow was originally a mill town, and was the home of a General Electric plant until 1977. It was named after Ludlow, Massachusetts which is less than 100 miles away. There is also a village of Ludlow in the town.
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1839 - Ludlow
Windsor county. Black and Williams' river give this town a good water power. It is likewise watered by a number of large ponds well stored with fish. Ludlow was first settled in 1784. It lies 61 miles S. from Montpelier and 18 S.W. from Windsor. Population, 1830, 1,227.
The town is mountainous, but contains good land for the grazing of sheep and other cattle. The village is very pleasant, and the centre of considerable trade with the surrounding country. Some valuable minerals have been discovered here.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
WiNDSOR Co, Black River passes through the centre of the town, and has many valuable mill sites. In the upper part of its course it widens into four large basins ; the largest in Ludlow being nearly circular, and one mile in diameter, known as the Ludlow and Plymouth Ponds. In the north-west corner of the town is the "Tiney Pond," several hundred feet above the level of the river, and nearly half a mile in diameter. No stream supplies it, but a small rivulet passes from it, tumbling from one rock to another in its rugged course, until, after passing half a mile, it empties into the largest Ludlow Pond. The only fish it contains is that commonly called the horn pout. There is another large collection of water in the western part of the town, and several extensive bogs upon both sides of the river, now presenting only a surface of mud, covered many feet deep with moss, but evidently once the bed of mountain ponds. These bogs afford the botanist many rare and curious varieties of... Read MORE...
1854 - Ludlow
Ludlow, a post-township of Windsor co.,Vt., on the Rutland and Burlington railroad, 70 miles S. from Montpelier. Pop., 1019.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Ludlow
Ludlow, a post-village in Ludlow Township, Windsor Co., Vt., on Black River, and on the Rutland division of the Vermont Central Railroad, 25 miles S.S.E. of Rutland. It has 3 or 4 churches, an academy, a foundry, a newspaper office, and manufactures of carriages, woollen goods, toys, whetstones, and machinery. The township has 5 churches. Pop. in 1890, 1081; of the township, 1768.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1896 - MANY INJURED IN A RAILROAD WRECK A Vermont Central Train Leaves the Track and Goes over an Embankment.
LUDLOW, Vt., Feb. 18. - A dozen or more persons were injured by the wrecking of a passenger train on the Vermont Central Railroad a mile north of this place this morning. Those most seriously hurt are:
BAKER, E. O., express messenger; pinned under the wreckage and seriously crushed.
BAKER, T. J., of Rutland, a railroad carpenter; crushed about body; will probably die.
FLETCHER, GEORGE L., of Chester, mail agent; seriously injured under the wreckage.
SEXTON, D. B., of Rutland, conductor; cut about head and injured internally.
The other eight or ten persons on the train have painful but not serious bruises. The cause of the accident was a broken rail. The baggage car, mail car, and one coach went off the track and went down the embankment, being smashed in pieces. The engine was left on the ties.
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New York, New York
February 19, 1896
Ludlow, a banking post-township (town) and village of Windsor co., Vt., on the Black River and on the Rut land R., 25 miles SSE. of Rutland. It has manufactures of woollen goods, shoddy, satinets, chairs, and lumber. Pop. in 1900, 1454; of the town, 2042.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
1940 - First beneficiary of monthly Social Security payments was Ida M. Fuller of Ludlow who received check #000-000-001 for $22.54, January 31, 1940.
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Boylston WHITNEY (1793, Ludlow, Vermont, USA - 29 June 1862, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))
Angelique Marie "Julia" THIBAULT (13 August 1812, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception) - 15 May 1890, Ludlow, Vermont, USA)
David H. JOHNSON (1843, Ludlow, Vermont, USA - 28 October 1873, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA (Aldenville) (Chicopee Falls))
Blanche Etsie HADWEN (19 February 1896, Springfield, Vermont, USA - 21 December 1993, Ludlow, Vermont, USA)
Marjorie MANLEY (1 December 1903, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - 19 August 1985, Ludlow, Vermont, USA)
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