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Burlington, Vermont, USA

Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA

Burlington was the site of the world’s first international hockey match. The game took place in 1886, between the Montreal Crystals and the local Van Ness House hockey team. The Montreal Crystals won 3-0.




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  • 1763 - Burlington, Vermont founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1831 - Counterfeit Notes
    The Burlington, (Vermont,) Sentinel cautions the public against counterfeit 100 dollar notes of the Bank of the United States, payable at the office...Read MORE...


  • January 25, 1837 - At 7 PM a display of the Northern Lights danced above Burlington, VT.
    Its light was equal to the full moon. Snow and other objects reflecting the light were deeply tinged with a blood red hue. Blue, yellow and white...Read MORE...


  • 1846 - First steam-heated factory was the Burlington Woolen Company in 1846.

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

  • 1849 Burlington
    Chittenden Co. This is the chief town in the county. It is delightfully situated upon the tongue of land formed by the confluence of the Winooski...Read MORE...


  • News 1852 - Fire at Burlington, Vt.
    BURLINGTON, Monday, Oct. 25. A fire broke out here at 12 o'clock last night, destroying Weaver's clothing store, Barrow's dry goods store, Stephens & ...Read MORE...


  • News 1854 - Fire at Burlington
    Boston, Tuesday, Jan.3.

    The Steam Saw Mill, Machine Shop, and Iron Foundry owned by Henry Symonds, at Burlington, Vt., was yesterday morning...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Burlington
    Burlington, a port of entry, and seat of justice of Chittenden county, Vermont, and the most populous town in the state, is situated on a bay of its...Read MORE...


  • News 1858 - Ethan Allen's Remains
    There has been considerable excitement in Burlington, Vermont, for a few days past, on the subject of the removal of the remains of Gen. Ethan Allen. ...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    BURLINGTON, the cap. of Chittenden co., in the state of Vermont, U.S.; 40 m. NW of Montpelier; 80 m. SSE of Montreal; 82 m. SE of Plattsburg; in N...Read MORE...


  • News 1867 Railroad Accident in Vermont-Train Intentionally Thrown front the Track.
    BURLINGTON, Vt., Friday, Aug. 2. The 10 P.M. express train of the Rutland and Burlington Railroad was thrown down an embankment and badly smashed up...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - Making Shoe Pegs
    The largest manufactory of shoe pegs in this country is said to be at Burlington, Vermont, where one factory is accustomed to transform every day...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - The city of Burlington, Vermont, has about doubled its population in eight years, and is now claimed to be the third lumber market in the United States.

    genealogybank.com
    Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    June 29, 1868

  • 1869 - December 27 - A post Christmas storm in New York and Vermont produced record storm totals of 30 inches at Burlington, VT, and 39 inches at Montpelier VT. A public emergency was declared in Vermont.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1882 - WORK OF A SEVERE GALE.
    BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 27. - At 7 o'clock this morning this city was visited by the severest gale for many years, doing great damage to property. One...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
    Burlington, Vt., March 19. - Booth's planing mill and shops, the Baldwin Refrigerator Company's factory, the Vermont Shade Roller factory, and all...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Burlington
    Burlington, the most populous city of Vermont, and the capital of Chittenden co., is finely situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, about 1...Read MORE...


  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Home Dressmaking
    Valuable Book Given Free to Our Readers

    Wells, Richardson & Co., Burlington, Vt.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    May 1898
    Advertisement
  • News 1900 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
    BURLINGTON, Vt., April 16. - Fire to-day caused a loss of $20,000 to Spaulding, Kimball & Co.'s wholesale grocery and destroyed a warehouse of the...Read MORE...


  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. with Lake Champlain at Left
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    University Place. Burlington, VT.
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    St. Mary's Cathedral, Burlington, Vt.
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Ethan Allen Tower. Burlington, VT.
    Postcard
  • 1903 - First person to cross the entire United States by automobile was Dr. H. Nelson Jackson, a Burlington physician, who traveled from San Francisco to New York City in 1903.

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

  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Main Street, looking East
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Sunset on Lake Champlain from Battery Park
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Van Ness House
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    City Hall Park, 1906
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    First Congregational Church
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Mary Fletcher Carnegie Library
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Grand Union Tea Company, 1909
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    City Hall
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Campus, University of Vermont
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Burlington, a port of entry, the most populous city of Vermont, and the capital of Chittenden co., is finely situated on the eastern shore of Lake...Read MORE...


  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Church Street North from Bank
    Postcard
  • News 1922 - NEWS OF STATE What Is Going On in and About Old Vermont FACTORY DAMAGED BY FIRE Estimated Loss Not Yet Known
    The Burlington fire department responded Saturday morning to an alarm from box 56, at the junction of South Union and Howard st., sent in because of...Read MORE...


  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Interior, Union Station, 1922
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Mary Fletcher Hospital
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    The New Sherwood
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Burlington High School
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Burlington Country Club
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Hotel Vermont
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Unitarian Church
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Greetings from Burlington, Vermont
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    St. Paul's Church
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    U.S. Weather Bureau, Department of Agriculture
    Postcard
  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Municipal Airport, 1941
    Postcard
  • News 1944 - August 11 - The temperature at Burlington, VT, soared to an all-time record high of 101 degrees.

    The Weather Channel
    August 11, 1944

  • Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Veterans' Club
    Postcard
  • 1954 - September 26 - WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

  • 1978 - First Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream store opened in Burlington.

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



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Burlington, Vermont, USA


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Home Dressmaking
Valuable Book Given Free to Our Readers

Wells, Richardson & Co., Burlington, Vt.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Advertisement

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Battery Park, Burlington, Vt. with Lake Champlain at Left
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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University Place. Burlington, VT.
Postcard

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St. Mary's Cathedral, Burlington, Vt.
Postcard

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Ethan Allen Tower. Burlington, VT.
Postcard



Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Main Street, looking East
Postcard

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Sunset on Lake Champlain from Battery Park
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Van Ness House
Postcard

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City Hall Park, 1906
Postcard

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First Congregational Church
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Mary Fletcher Carnegie Library
Postcard

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Grand Union Tea Company, 1909
Postcard

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City Hall
Postcard

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Campus, University of Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Church Street North from Bank
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Interior, Union Station, 1922
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Mary Fletcher Hospital
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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The New Sherwood
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Burlington High School
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Burlington Country Club
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Hotel Vermont
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Unitarian Church
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Greetings from Burlington, Vermont
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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St. Paul's Church
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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U.S. Weather Bureau, Department of Agriculture
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Municipal Airport, 1941
Postcard

Burlington, Vermont, USA
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Veterans' Club
Postcard
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History and News of Burlington, Vermont, USA

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  • 1763 - Burlington, Vermont founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • History of Burlington, Vermont


    History of Burlington, Vermont (www.youtube.com)
  • News  1831 - Counterfeit Notes
    The Burlington, (Vermont,) Sentinel cautions the public against counterfeit 100 dollar notes of the Bank of the United States, payable at the office... Read MORE...

  • January 25, 1837 - At 7 PM a display of the Northern Lights danced above Burlington, VT.
    Its light was equal to the full moon. Snow and other objects reflecting the light were deeply tinged with a blood red hue. Blue, yellow and white... Read MORE...

  • 1846 - First steam-heated factory was the Burlington Woolen Company in 1846.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html
  • 1849 Burlington
    Chittenden Co. This is the chief town in the county. It is delightfully situated upon the tongue of land formed by the confluence of the Winooski... Read MORE...

  • News  1852 - Fire at Burlington, Vt.
    BURLINGTON, Monday, Oct. 25. A fire broke out here at 12 o'clock last night, destroying Weaver's clothing store, Barrow's dry goods store, Stephens & ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Burlington
    Burlington, a port of entry, and seat of justice of Chittenden county, Vermont, and the most populous town in the state, is situated on a bay of its... Read MORE...

  • News  1854 - Fire at Burlington
    Boston, Tuesday, Jan.3.

    The Steam Saw Mill, Machine Shop, and Iron Foundry owned by Henry Symonds, at Burlington, Vt., was yesterday morning... Read MORE...

  • News  1858 - Ethan Allen's Remains
    There has been considerable excitement in Burlington, Vermont, for a few days past, on the subject of the removal of the remains of Gen. Ethan Allen. ... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BURLINGTON, the cap. of Chittenden co., in the state of Vermont, U.S.; 40 m. NW of Montpelier; 80 m. SSE of Montreal; 82 m. SE of Plattsburg; in N... Read MORE...

  • News  1867 Railroad Accident in Vermont-Train Intentionally Thrown front the Track.
    BURLINGTON, Vt., Friday, Aug. 2. The 10 P.M. express train of the Rutland and Burlington Railroad was thrown down an embankment and badly smashed up... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - The city of Burlington, Vermont, has about doubled its population in eight years, and is now claimed to be the third lumber market in the United States.

    genealogybank.com
    Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    June 29, 1868
  • News  1868 - Making Shoe Pegs
    The largest manufactory of shoe pegs in this country is said to be at Burlington, Vermont, where one factory is accustomed to transform every day... Read MORE...

  • 1869 - December 27 - A post Christmas storm in New York and Vermont produced record storm totals of 30 inches at Burlington, VT, and 39 inches at Montpelier VT. A public emergency was declared in Vermont.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1882 - WORK OF A SEVERE GALE.
    BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 27. - At 7 o'clock this morning this city was visited by the severest gale for many years, doing great damage to property. One... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Burlington
    Burlington, the most populous city of Vermont, and the capital of Chittenden co., is finely situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, about 1... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
    Burlington, Vt., March 19. - Booth's planing mill and shops, the Baldwin Refrigerator Company's factory, the Vermont Shade Roller factory, and all... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
    BURLINGTON, Vt., April 16. - Fire to-day caused a loss of $20,000 to Spaulding, Kimball & Co.'s wholesale grocery and destroyed a warehouse of the... Read MORE...

  • 1903 - First person to cross the entire United States by automobile was Dr. H. Nelson Jackson, a Burlington physician, who traveled from San Francisco to New York City in 1903.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html
  • 1916
    Burlington, a port of entry, the most populous city of Vermont, and the capital of Chittenden co., is finely situated on the eastern shore of Lake... Read MORE...

  • News  1922 - NEWS OF STATE What Is Going On in and About Old Vermont FACTORY DAMAGED BY FIRE Estimated Loss Not Yet Known
    The Burlington fire department responded Saturday morning to an alarm from box 56, at the junction of South Union and Howard st., sent in because of... Read MORE...

  • News  1944 - August 11 - The temperature at Burlington, VT, soared to an all-time record high of 101 degrees.

    The Weather Channel
    August 11, 1944
  • 1954 - September 26 - WCAX TV channel 3 in Burlington, VT (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com
  • 1978 - First Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream store opened in Burlington.

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

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