Archive | This Week in Poultney History

1927 – Vermont’s Anniversary

January 14th, 1927, The Poultney Journal – To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Vermont’s Independence, the town of Poultney put together a large program of “Music and Addresses” held at the Town Hall. Music ranged from “To Thee, O Country” to “Speed Our Republic” and the addresses included The First Settlements in Vermont and Ethan Allen […]

1928 – “The Small Town”

January 13th, 1928, The Poultney Journal – The article addressed how there appeared to be many people who “have been partially carried away by the growing craze for amusement, to be entertained, to be doing something and to be going somewhere.” Read the full article below:

1905 – “A Story of Horace Greeley”

December 29th, 1905, The Poultney Journal – Many people know the name Horace Greeley but not the man himself. But in 1905, The Journal published a short story told by Horace Greeley’s friend, who was described as, “one of the wise, observant, upsetting kind of friends.” To read the story in the original article, see below!

1910, 1880, 1869 – In Poultney, 147 Years Ago…

November 25th, 1910 – The Poultney Journal published an article over a hundred years ago that is perhaps the most worthy of the Poultney Historical Society’s “This Week in Poultney” post. Why do we say this? Because the article displayed some news items published in Poultney up to 41 years before that and “corresponding the nearest to […]