1906 – Large Slate Deposit Found
The Poultney Journal: On May 4th, 1906, a huge slate deposit was discovered bordering Lake St. Catherine. The land belonged to H. J. Williams. The Poultney Journal remarked "that such an immense body of purple and green of excellent quality should fail of discovery until now is surprising." The discovery was praised, being seen as a "boom" for the town of Poultney. See original news clipping.