Chester Historical Society

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At 6 AM this morning the sun was just barely creating enough light to know it was morning, the birds were singing, and the air was still and warm.  Not bad for an April day in Vermont.  We slept with the windows open in the bedroom last night and the girls in the loft enjoyed open windows and a ceiling fan.  It is a glorious morning!

Yesterday, Rachel and Haley invested most of their day with an historical event taking place in the Brookside Cemetery of Chester Vermont, lead by Ron Patch, the President of the Chester Historical Society.  They witnessed the archeological research of two significant objects in the old town cemetery.  The first was the use of Ground Penetrating Radar to locate the original foundation of Chester Vermont Academy, and the second was to figure out who Susie is.  That’s right, there is a very large obelisk, expensive monument erected in the cemetery with only one word on the stone, “Susie”.  The goal of the expedition is to determine, with the use of Ground Penetrating Radar, if this is a horse or ?

http://www.chester.govoffice.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={AC9C6466-06FE-4241-A699-E46CC830EF3C}

The outcome of the research?….they located the original foundation.  What is beneath the monument?….Ron said that the study was inconclusive they may have to exhume the site in order to be certain.  That will be in August.

In the meantime, Penny and I sat on the front porch of the Inn Victoria and gave away cookies and iced tea to folks attending the day’s research.  We met a lot of people, and had a great day!…..I still can’t get over the fact that Penny pays me to enjoy life like this!

keep smiling
Dan

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