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Making home pay: Italian and Scottish boardinghouse keepers in Barre, 1880-1918


Making home pay: Italian and Scottish boardinghouse keepers in Barre, 1880-1918 Susan Richards, “Making home pay: Italian and Scottish boardinghouse keepers in Barre, 1880-1918,” Vermont History, 74 (Winter/Spring 2006): 48–66. “From 1880 to 1910 between 45 and 51 percent of Barre’s working women earned income from taking in boarders. The high numbers of Barre boardinghouse […]

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September 26, 2020


Maartje L. K. Melchiors, History of a Vermont Granite Town.


Maartje L. K. Melchiors, History of a Vermont Granite Town. This is a pictoral history. “The rapidly growing population was fueled by the influx of immigrants from Europe who came to Vermont in search of fortune and a better life. The Scottish were the first immigrants to arrive in Barre followed by the Italians…” Open Link

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National Park Service, “Vermont Immigration History.”


National Park Service, “Vermont Immigration History.” “Native Americans, primarily from the Abenaki tribe, have lived in Vermont for 10,000 years. In 1609, French explorer Samuel de Champlain was the first European to set foot in Vermont. During the 17th century a few French military settlements were establish and abandoned, and the area became primarily a […]

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Vermont’s Immigration History – Vermont Public Radio


Vermont’s Immigration History – Vermont Public Radio Nina Keck and Sam Gale Rosen, “Vermont’s Immigration History,” Vermont Public Radio, August 9, 2016. “As debate continues over Syrian refugees resettling in Rutland, we’re taking a look at the history of immigration into Vermont. We’ll look at waves of immigration into the state throughout the past centuries, […]

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Migration: A Story of Vermont Before 1850


Migration: A Story of Vermont Before 1850 Scott Andrew Bartley, “Migration: A Story of Vermont Before 1850,” New England Historic Genealogical Society. “A researcher cannot hope to truly understand Vermont history without first studying the migratory history of the region. Vermont’s history is all about people on the move, in search of that better life […]

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Then Again: Immigrants helped Vermont Boom


Then Again: Immigrants helped Vermont Boom Mark Bushnell, “Then Again: Immigrants helped Vermont Boom,” 2016. Starting in the early-1700s, English immigrants entered Vermont. As with the French, the first Englishmen to live in Vermont were soldiers.” Open Link

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The Contributions of New Americans in Vermont


The Contributions of New Americans in Vermont New American Economy Report, 2016. “Today Vermont is home to more than 24,000 immigrants. These new Americans play outsize roles as everything from food service managers to computer programmers. For many business owners, such immigrant workers have been a vital reason why their businesses have been able to […]

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September 25, 2020


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