The students in Dr. Robinson's 3-4 Team, along with their library media specialist, Mrs. Sharon Hayes, have created a website all about South Hero history after interviewing townsfolk. Click here to learn about some buildings in town and the famous families that lived there in the past.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Growing Up in South Hero in the Forties
Being a Kid in South Hero in the Forties and Some “Famous” People Who Lived in South Hero
Friday, Feb. 7th @ 7PM
We were so excited to have Joyce Robinson Blow and Susan McBride Crowley share personal stories of growing up in So. Hero in the forties. Both are from families who have lived here for generations.
Joyce is the daughter of Hollis and Dorilda Robinson. Hollis was a carpenter and caught sturgeon which he shipped by train to Boston. As a child Joyce would help meet the train and transport “city slickers” and their servants to their summer homes. Every year on her birthday Joyce and her family would hop on the train in South Hero and go to Burlington for shopping and dinner. It was a big trip and so much fun!
Sue is the daughter of Helen and Henry McBride. They lived on a farm on West Shore Road where Dad also had a sawmill. Granddad helped build the fill for the railroad and her grandmother cooked meals for the railroad workers. Sue has vivid memories and wonderful stories including tales about the Baker family and her close friends, the Folsoms, who gave the first $50,000 for the new school. Sue was actually in the first graduation Folsom School Class. Remember Colonel Jackson of Jackson Pt. fame, who drove the first car across the country? Guess who used to play with his granddaughters?