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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SHHS Proudly presented: Doug Tudhope and Baseball in the Islands!! Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7PM at Folsom School in Julie Pidgeon’s Room
We were so excited to have Doug Tudhope talking about the history of baseball in South Hero and Grand Isle County. Baseball was one of the most popular pastimes starting in the early 1900’s and continuing until 1950 when television appeared. One of the ball fields was across the street from the Bullis Farm in Grand Isle. Another was on Hatch Hill across from Kim's Snack Bar. The corner where Seb's is in South Hero was a ball filed. There was one in the back of village of North Hero before Doug's time. Also, in Grand Isle behind the high school. In South Hero there was one on Hill Rd before the Hill Street School was built which is now apartments.
Dr. Branch is located in the middle in the back row. He is Doug Tudhope's Grandfather. He died in 1927 but his family kept his doctor bag next to his office all these years. There's a picture here of the bag.

When Doug played, Mumley and Mitchell also played and they all worked for the railroad in Alburgh at the time. The uniform was brought in by Steve Robinson. It belonged to his Great-Grandfather Carlton Pearl Griswold. His grandfather, Henry Griswold, gave the uniforms to Steve. There is a picture of one of Steve's sons, Patrick or Anthony in the uniform. His comment was that it was very heavy, hot and itchy!

Most of the ball fields have disappeared. See Doug's pictures and hear his stories about the teams and the players by clicking on the video. Also read some newspaper clippings Doug had from early 1900's!

SHHS Proudly presents: Sawyer Island by Members of the Farnham Family May 6th, 2016

Stratton’s book titled “History of The South Hero Island” informs us that back in 1786, Col. Ephraim Sawyer settled on South Hero’s west shore near what are still referred to as Sawyer Bay and Sawyer Island. About 100 years later, John J. Wright bought the nearby farmland and (“evidently” according to Stratton) they also bought the little island from Orange Phelps. Join us Friday evening May 6, 2016 as members of the Farnham family, who have owned the little island since the 1970’s, share more recent accounts of life and (in the case of some waterfowl) death, on Sawyer Island and Sawyer Bay, portions of South Hero’s “West Coast of New England.”