Dr. Robinson's 3-4 classroom blog from 2012-2016

The students in Dr. Robinson's 3-4 Team studied South Hero History for 6 years and took many field trips around town.
Click on this link to see where the students went around town and what townsfolk they met along the way.


At the end of 2018 Lake Champlain Access Television [LCATV] started filming our presentations. Their output is 2 to 4 times sharper than the videos I was putting up. That means it takes a little longer to get the video to start. [The reason I reduced the quality level of my videos.] Their production is different than mine and you will notice that immediately.
When you click on a video, it starts to load. It will take about 30 seconds [an eternity when you are waiting] to start playing. The speakers will start to sound and the video will look like it is not running for about 23 seconds. LCATV puts up an identification POSTER for those 23 seconds. Don't be alarmed, it is running if you can hear the sound.

The old WEB guy

Monday, March 30, 2015

March 6, 2015 Ice on Lake Champlain: One of the Early Settlers Greatest Assets

Ice on Lake Champlain: One of the Early Settlers Greatest Assets On March 6 at 7PM the South Hero Historical Society presented a program on ice harvesting--something so important for refrigeration before electricity and modern refrigerators arrived on the islands. A panel consisting of Rod Larrow, Malcolm Allen, Bud Lawrence, and Ray Allen discussed their early memories of the ice harvesting process. They told stories about the process itself and the hard work involved, of camps and houses that had their own ice houses, etc. They also included other uses of the ice for transportation and recreation. Harvesting tools were on display, as well. Quote from Rod Larrow, “South Hero was one of those places where there was no place you shouldn't be.” We thank all who were able to attend.