Quarterly & Newsletter - 1973

Our historical magazine, authored and edited by our members and friends in 1973. During this year our society Newsletter is also part of the Quarterly. You can view and search within the digital copy of each issue by clicking the provided links.

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Native American Artifacts

Vol. III No. 1

January, 1973. A description of Native American crafts which were donated by Ella Bean Livingston, who built up a collection while serving as an army nurse in New Mexico. This newsletter also contains a review of news from the Society Museum, as well as a book review of a piece of work by Castleton State College's John C. Huden. Huden's book is a study of Native American culture and was intended to serve as a guide for those seeking to discover their own artifacts. 

Rutland Buildings

Vol. III No. 3

July, 1973. This quarterly details the fire at the five-story Company Store that lasted an entire hour after being reported. The store was deemed essential, so the manager immediately set up a temporary store. It also discusses the difficulty in moving the Samuel Curtis House, which had to be separated into three sections and moved to the southwest corner of Park Avenue and Grove. The quarterly includes a couple of book reviews one by Abby Maria Hemenway titled “ Abby Hemenway’s Vermont. Unique Portrait of a State” and the other by Henry S. Olcott titled “People from the Other World”

Maple Sugar Bush

Vol. III No. 2

April, 1973. Contains three different articles that include: Water & Fire by John Mayo, Rutland’s earliest known photograph, a book review of The Prose of Royall Tyler and the 100th anniversary of St. Peter’s Church. Water & Fire by John Mayo discusses the danger of fire, having adequate water sources and Rutland's efforts to create an efficient water supply system. Rutland’s earliest known photograph was taken by William Henry Jackson a pioneer of photography. The book review discusses Royall Tyler’s book and his involvement in the community

First Church of Rutland

Vol. III No. 4

October 1973. The first church in Rutland, which was also the first organized church in Rutland County. The quarterly commemorated the 200th anniversary of the church, which was founded on October 20, 1773. The church was torn down in 1885, but its historical significance is still honored. It tells us about the life of the first Pastor in Rutland, Benjah Roots, and also discusses the life of Pastor William Emerson from Concord, Massachusetts, who was involved in the Revolutionary War, and Pastor Lemuel Haynes, the pastor from 1788 to 1818.