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

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Homes and Businesses of Tracy Road

On Friday, March 2 at 7:00pm at Folsom Educational Center the South Hero Historical Society presented, ”The Homes and Businesses of Tracy Road.” The present Tracy Road was previously Rte. 2. before it was redirected in the 70’s. It was a vital part of the South Hero business community. Over the years it has been home to a tavern, a post office, a doctor’s office, a creamery, a florist, a factory, a flower farm, a dairy farm, and a grocery store, among others.

We are happy to welcome Hobart Tracy, Ruby Buermann Willis, John Roy, and Malcolm Allen, who related their memories of the various buildings, as well as some history and folklore. Probably the oldest of the buildings is the Tracy House, built in the early 1800’s. Mr. Fletcher applied for a tavern license in 1811. There are stories of romance, jilting, and lawsuits, but you’ll have to attend the meeting to hear the details.

SHHS welcomes everyone of all ages to our meetings. You may enter by the door in the brick area of the school or the front school door.

Hobart Tracy, Malcolm Allen, Ruby Buermann Willis, John Roy, Sr.

Gloria Dewea on the right
Dr. Buermann House
Official Record that Robert Allen was postmaster of South Hero appointed by Pres. Herbert Hoover
Dr. Buermann examining Michael Wright, Mother Harriet to the right, Nurse Ruby McKewen
Ruby Buermann and Janie Fowler
Nancy, Eleanor (Mom), and Baby Sally Buermann
Nancy and Dr. Buermann
Where train tracks were
Bernard Roy's House
Cecile and Mike Gove's House (old Creamery in the back)
Dewea House
Dr. Buermann's House/Old Post Office
Tracy House Tracy Tavern in the Past
Tracy house and creamery on the left
North down Tracy rd
Tracy Land, Tracy Round Barn and Tracy Woods
Tressler's then Fowler's IGA
Lemon Lilly Farm
Site Of Train station Fiske Fifield's house
Wire Factory Dr. Buermann on the left
Hobart Tracy, Terry Robinson, John Roy