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Folsom School 3-4 Faces and Places Website

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 7, 2015

An Idyllic Childhood at Idlewild by Bill Duval

Bill Duval shared personal stories of his summers growing up at Camp Idlewild on Kibbe Pt. in South Hero in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Along with his mother and older brother, John, he spent his childhood summers there enjoying all a rural life has to offer. The camp was owned and operated first by his grandmother, Virginia Baxendale, and after her death by his mother, Marian Baxendale Duval and her brother Jack Baxendale. Bill taught U.S. History for many years at Albert D. Lawton Middle School in Essex and is currently retired. The story of South Hero relies on the history of the many camps that dotted the shoreline over the years. We all enjoyed a wonderful speaker with a passion and personal knowledge of our town’s history. View the pictures below and watch the video to learn more.