Public Whipping at Danby 4 Corners

By Netanel Crispe During a hot, summer day in Danby, Vermont, a surveyor en route from New York took respite in the confines of Mr. Abraham Chase’s tavern, situated one mile south of Danby 4 Corners. His decision to do so would ultimately be one he was soon to regret. Having had his fill of […]

Town of Danby Angered Over Loss of Pet Deer

The destructive force of the hunter hit the townspeople of Danby, October 28, especially the John Corey family, with tremendous impact when the town pet, Bambi, a deer named for the storybook counterpart, was killed by the bow and arrow of an out of state hunter.  The tale of Bambi began one early summer day […]

The Charcoal Burners of the Green Mountains

It was grim Death who introduced us to the charcoal burners; and, although his presence is seldom welcomed, yet, in this instance, we were indebted to him for one of the pleasant reminiscences of our summer’s vacation. There were three of us in the party, the Dominie, the Professor, and Tinto, and as these pseudonyms […]

Down the River and Back

Flooded history space to reopen By Emily Cutts Almost five years after Tropical Storm Irene took the Mount Tabor-Danby Historical Society down the Millbrook, the organization is set to open its doors. The new space at the S.L. Griffith Library at 74 South Main St. will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 […]

Danby Vents About Rainbow Gathering

By Dan Colton Around 40 residents gathered at the fire department Tuesday night to discuss the influx of visitors arriving at the Rainbow Gathering of Living Light, located nearby in Mount Tabor’s Green Mountain National Forest. The discussion, hosted by the U.S. Forest Service, was wide ranging, spirited and included input from federal authorities, Rainbow […]

Funeral Services for Mary Elizabeth Griffith

Funeral Services for Mary Elizabeth Griffith, 85, of Danby, who died Nov. 19 at her home were conducted Wednesday at the Zion Episcopal Church in Manchester Center by the Rev. Robert Clayton. Bearers were John B. Griffith Jr., Vollie T. Griffith, Edward Griffith and John Nichols of Danby, Wallace R. Falzo of Troy, N.Y. and […]

Deep in Danby Workers Mine the World’s Largest Underground Marble Quarry

By Bruce Edwards The back road off route 7 winds up the mountain just south of the village of Danby. A small sign that could easily be missed points the way to the destination. The road passes by a few isolated homes that at one time may have been “company homes.” A little bit farther […]

The Danby Quarry

By Charles Leave Start with the statistics: The Danby Quarry covers 19 acres, all of it underground; it has been in operation since 1903, at one time employed close to 300 workers, ships out 200,000 cubic feet (36 million pounds) of marble a year; has a constant temperature range of 47 to 51 degrees, regardless […]

Danby Quarry In Its 85th Year

By Jo-Anne Mackenzie “It wasn’t uncommon to see 100 men in this place 15 or 20 years ago,” said Butch Beckley of Danby. Beckley, a 21-year employee of the Vermont Marble Company in Danby, has seen a number of changes over the course of his employment and a reduction in personnel is one of them. […]

Vermont Marble Parts With Its Danby Quarry

European Conglomerate Signs Long-Term Lease By Bruce Edwards Already a shadow of its former self, the 122-year-old Vermont Marble Co. on Wednesday announced that it had officially relinquished control over its best known and most valuable asset, the Imperial Quarry in Danby. The company said that it had signed an agreement Tuesday to lease its […]

Tons of Food, Water Stored in Marble Quarry Will Provide Fallout Protection For 7,000

By Tyler Reach June 13, 1963 A supply of survival rations and water containers was delivered here yesterday and deposited in the mammoth Imperial Marble Quarry. The unusual cargo, which will eventually include sanitation and medical kits, will permit the Vermont Marble Company’s huge quarry to be turned into a two-week fallout shelter for 7,000 […]

Danby Marble For JFK Memorial

By Marchen Skinner March 23, 1966 Danby Imperial marble taken from Vermont Marble Company’s 15-acre underground quarry here has been selected for the John F. Kennedy graveside memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The monument with its presidential seal carved in relief is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 22, the anniversary of the late […]

Biggest Marble Block Quarried On Continent Raised At Danby

What is believed to be the largest block of marble every quarried on the North American continent was removed from the Vermont Marble Company’s quarry in Danby and is now being “roughed out” in Proctor for shipment to Salem, Ore. The block is only one of eight of similar size now being quarried in Danby. […]

Dorset Mt. Quarry Marble Used in Erecting Supreme Court Building

By Mary Gilbert Smith Mount Aeolus, also called Dorset mountain and Green Peak, might have been appropriately named Marble mountain. The first marble quarried in Vermont came from the Dorset quarry on one side of it. The quarry was opened in 1785, after many cemetery headstones had been split from the mountain ledges. The first […]

Senator Griffith Honored

Free Press & Times Burlington, November 30, 1898 A pleasant feature of the forenoon session of the Senate was the introduction by Senator Peckett of a resolution of appreciation as follows: “Resolved, that the sincere thanks of the members of the Senate are hereby tendered to Senator Silas L. Griffith of Rutland county for his […]

Will Repair the Church

At a meeting of the Congregational Church and Society held last evening, it was decided to make some needed repairs and paint and redecorate the church. Mr. Eugene McIntyre offered to loan the society the money needed for the purpose till the legacy of the late S. L. Griffith provided for such purposes could be […]

Worlds Heaviest Stone is Quarried

Proctor Firm Cuts 250-Ton Block of Marble From Mountain in Danby Preparations are being made by workers of the Vermont Marble company to carve two statues from a block of marble, recently quarried at Danby, said to be the largest stone ever quarried in the world. The giant piece of marble weighed 250 tons. The […]

Rev. Mr. Thorpe Preaches at 25th Anniversary Service as Pastor

A special service of appreciation was given by the Congregational church of Danby, this morning at 10:45, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the pastorate of Rev. William A. McIntire. The service was conducted by Rev. Walter Thorpe of Rutland. A large congregation had gathered on the lawn of the church where the service was […]

Our Forefathers Took Turns In Spying Out the Stayaways

Mrs. S. L. Griffith, of Danby, Vt., is the proud possessor of an interesting record of a Salem town meeting held in 1844. The record contains the following, reprinted in the Journal of American History: Vote:—At a General Towne Meeting held the seventh day of the fifth month, 1644. Ordered that two be appointed every […]

Vermont Town Celebrates Its 150th Anniversary

The Troy Record August 22, 1911 Danby Greeting Its Returning Natives and Combining Old Home Week Features With Historical Pageant Danby has the distinction of being one of the very few small towns in Vermont whose population increased during the last decade. There have been no large new industries to cause this development; it has […]

Career of Silas L. Griffith—On Borrowed Capital Builds a Fortune

The Troy Press Troy, NY, Saturday, July 25, 1903 The death at San Diego Cal., this week of Silas L. Griffith of Danby, Vt. calls attention to the successful business career of this Lumber King of Vermont. A native of the town where his greatest business achievements were consummated, he is an example worthy of […]

Vermont Pilgrims Visit Mckinley at Canton

Receive an Enthusiastic Welcome CANDIDATE SPEAKS ON PRESENT ISSUES Decorated with cedar sprigs, silk flags and badges, 112 Vermonters marched with a band to the McKinley residence at 9 o’clock this morning. The delegation was applauded all along the line of march. When they arrived at the house Senator Proctor, Gov. Woodbury, Gov.-elect Grout, Congressman […]

Trout Preserves

The Rutland Herald Monday, June 13, 1898. Work of Enlarging the Hatchery of S. L. Griffith, Mount, Tabor The Bennington and Rutland road will soon begin building a railroad station at what is known as the south end in Mount Tabor. It will be called Griffith’s station. The ground has been graded and the now […]

Top of Mt. Tabor Slides off with Roar During Storm

JULY 23, 1925. The Rutland Herald Deluge, Following Cloudburst, Causes Avalanche Which Hurls Itself Down Mountain. LEAVES PATH OF RUIN Trees Are Uprooted, Crops Are Damaged, Bridge Crushed and Highways Torn Up With a roar that could be heard for miles a section of Mount Tabor 15 rods wide and a mile long slide from […]

Three Day Fishing Trip

A Worcester Party’s Experiences in Vermont Forest Wilds. Captain David M. Earle and Edward B. Dolliver returned Friday evening from a three days’ fishing trip to Danby, Vt. The severe storm interfered with the fun with the rod, and only allowed a few hours’ fishing, but they had a jolly good time and caught a […]

This Bomb Was a Sweet One

At 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon Mrs. Mary E. Lapham of No. 46 East 67th Street received a parcel. At 3 o’clock Inspector Owen Eagan was plunging the package in the bathtub. And at 4 o’clock, after an hour’s gentle handling of the parcel, he brought forth its contents, a bottle of preserved fruits. Mrs. Lapham […]

Springfield Farmer, 97, Found Dead in Bed

Oliver Hadwin Was Native of Danby; Funeral Will Be on Thursday at Home Springfield, Dec. 5. — Oliver R. V. Hadwin, 97, a farmer, was found dead in bed at his home on Parker hill this morning by his son, John E. Hadwin, with whom he was living. Death is ascribed to heart failure. Mr. […]


In the presence only of the family and a few friends, Miss Griffith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Griffith, and Mr. Spain were joined in matrimony by Rev. L. S. Black, pastor of College Hill Presbyterian church. The house was tastefully decorated in yellow and white chrysanthemums. The bride wore a traveling costume. […]

Mr. Griffith’s Funeral

Southern Vermont Mirror Friday, August 7, 1903 Notwithstanding the unceasing rain on Tuesday, there was a very large attendance at the funeral of Mr. S. L. Griffith, and many people journeyed long distances by rail and team to pay their last sad respects to a beloved relative, former employer, valued business associate, or respected friend. […]

S. L. Griffith’s Body Arrives in Danby, Where Funeral Will be Held Tuesday

Saturday, August 1, 1903 Mrs. Silas L. Griffith and Wilber H. Griffith arrived form California this evening with the body of S. L. Griffith, which was taken to his late residence. The funeral will be public at the church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. It is expected the remains will be in a condition to […]

S. L. Griffith Memorial Library Dedicatory Services

S. L. Griffith Memorial Library Dedicatory Services Wednesday, March 25th, 1908. 2 o’clock p.m. Congregational Church. Danby, Vermont. Programme. Overture—“Welcome,” – – Caitlin Brehmer’s Orchestra Prayer, – – Rev. W. A. McIntire, Danby Music, – – Choir Selection Presentation on the part of the Trustees to the Library Committee, Mr. Geo L. Rice, Rutland Acceptance […]

Silas L. Griffith Dies at San Diego After an Illness of a Few Months

Was Born in the Town of Danby—Made a Fortune in the Lumber Business Biographical Sketch. Danby, July 22 — Silas L. Griffith who is well known all over the State of Vermont, died at his California home, ”The Palms,” located near San Diego, yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock after a few months illness. Silas L. […]

Origin of $30,000 Danby Hotel Fire Remains Mystery

Recent Small Blazes Near Stage in Rear of Dancehall Recalled ANNUAL ROAD SHOW PERFORMANCE OFF Famous ‘Bill Bond’ Dances Held in Barn Near Hostelry Half-Century Ago DANBY, May 23. — The origin of the $30,000 blaze which early this morning razed the century-old Ackert hotel block in the center of the village,” remained a mystery […]

Old Folks Celebrate

August 25, 1911 The Troy Record Aged Men and Women of Danby Take Part in One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration In spite of the large number of prosperous men and women who have returned Danby during the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of that little Vermont town this week, it is apparent that all […]

Joseph Raiche Obituary

Joseph Raiche, well known Danby farmer, died at his home here this morning. Funeral services will be held at St. Jerome’s church, East Dorset, Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock. Mr. Raiche was born in Canada, September 26, 1851. He is survived by his wife, a son, Frank Raiche of this town, a daughter, Mrs. Alcid […]

S. L. Griffith Clipping from New York Tribune

Silas L. Griffith, of Danby, Vermont, whose death at National City, California, on Tuesday, was announced in The Tribune yesterday, was one of the largest landowners and wealthiest men in Vermont, if not in New England. He took an active part in the politics of his state, having been a member of its Senate and […]

Mrs. Emily A. Hadwen Dies At Home in South Wallingford

Mrs. Emily A. Hadwen, widow of George A. Hadwen, died at her home in South Wallingford Saturday morning. She is survived by one son, George Edward Hadwen of South Wallingford, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Maxham of Rutland and Mrs. A. W. Needham of South Wallingford, two sisters, Mrs. Ellen J. Paul of Middletown Springs and […]

S. L. Griffith Contract with the New Home Sewing Machine Co.

The Granville Sentinel Granville, N.Y., Friday, September 16, 1898. S. L. Griffith has closed a contract with the New Home Sewing Machine Co., of Orange and others in Massachusetts to furnish them 2,800,000 feet of lumber. The New Home Sewing Machine contract was for 2,000,000 feet. Mr. Griffith leaves for Iowa Thursday where he will […]

Mrs. Tiel At Rest

Mrs. Mary H. Tiel died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katie T. Griffith, last Saturday morning, after an illness of several months, aged 80 years. She is survived by a son, William Tiel, of Philadelphia, and two daughters, Mrs. Griffith and Miss Nellie Tiel. She was much respected among the people with whom […]

Mr. Griffith’s Funeral Arrangements

Friday, July 31, 1903 Southern Vermont Mirror It is expected that the remains, of Mr. S. L. Griffith, accompanied by Mrs. Griffith and Mr. W. H. Griffith, will arrive in Danby on the 7.05 train tonight. The body was embalmed and encased in a metallic casket, and services were held in San Diego, Cal., at […]

Mr. Griffith’s Bequests

Only the Provisions of the Will Which Relate to Public Affairs Made Known as Yet. The public bequests of the late Silas L. Griffith were promulgated through the daily papers the early part of this week, but all efforts to learn anything relative to the private benefactions of the will have only met with discouragement […]

Missionary Society Meets

The Woman’s Missionary society was entertained on Friday afternoon by Mrs. K. T. Griffith and Miss Emma Rising. There was a good attendance. The president, Mrs. B. J. Griffith, presided. A thank offering program entitled “The Light of the World,” was followed and offering taken up. Rev. W. A. McIntire spoke, touching on both foreign […]

S.L. Griffith in Monte Carlo

Vermont’s lumber king, S. L. Griffith of Danby, is enjoying a trip abroad. He wrote home from Monte Carlo that he had played and won. Look out, Silas, don’t stay too long or those fish ponds will have to be restocked!

The Library Much Appreciated

Thursday, April 2, 1908 Southern Vermont Mirror The interest and appreciation with which the residents of Danby have received the new library testify strongly of its need, and are a hopeful promise of its future usefulness. More than 150 cards have been given out and signed in the week since its opening, and two hundred […]

Griffith Library Dedication in the Southern Vermont Mirror

Thursday, March 26, 1908 Southern Vermont Mirror Library Dedicated. The dedication services of the Griffith Memorial Library was held at the Congregational Church on Wednesday afternoon. The entire seating capacity of the church was needed for those who came to witness the exercises, many people from surrounding towns being present. After a selection by the […]

Griffith Library Dedication in the Rutland Herald

Thursday, March 26, 1908 The Rutland Herald The exercises this afternoon opened with music by the orchestra, following which Rev. W. A. McIntire, pastor of the church offered prayer. Library Broader Provision. “In the institution we have met to dedicate today, we find a still broader provision for the higher life of your community and […]

Santa Clause has a Side Partner in Danby

December 10, 1903 Leslie’s Weekly SANTA CLAUS has taken to himself a side-partner up in the town of Danby, Vt., the land of maple sugar and buckwheat cakes, and never again will the happy Christmas season pass and any little child, however poor, in Danby or the country roundabout fail to receive some pretty gift […]

A Proposed Fish and Game Preserve in the Danby Mountains

DANBY, Jan. 16.—Silas L. Griffith of this place has purchased the land surrounding Lake Griffith, lying in the mountains east of this village, and has made arrangements to erect a large, handsome clubhouse on its shores. For some time past Mr. Griffith has been contemplating the move, but it is only recently that he has […]

In Appreciation of Reverend William A. McIntire

Joyce Kilmers poem, “Trees,” and a bronze marker was then placed before a beautiful young tree planted on the lawn last spring. The inscription reads. “In appreciation of the 25 years of the pastorate of Rev. William A. McIntire. A bouquet of flowers was presented to the pastor’s wife and at the close of the […]

Miss Eleanor W. Tiel

John B. Stearns has returned from Philadelphia, to which city he accompanied the body of Miss Eleanor W. Tiel, sister of Mrs. Katherine Griffith of Danby, who died Tuesday.

S.L. Griffith Funeral Very Large Attendance at Services

Full Title: IN OUR OWN STATE. S. L. GRIFFITH’S FUNERAL AT DANBY. Very Large Attendance at Services. MANY UNABLE TO GET INTO THE CHURCH. [Special to the Herald.] DANBY, Aug 4.—The funeral of Silas L. Griffith of Danby, who died Tuesday, July 21, at San Diego, Cal., was held at the Congregational church here this […]

Silas Griffith In Memoriam

Friday, July 31, 1903 Southern Vermont Mirror Absorbed in his business, oppressed by its care, He was seized by disease, and sank from it there; And being possessed by an unyielding will, He sought his physicians—it baffled their The best of trained nurses lie sought to obtain, Yet, do what they would, their efforts were […]

Hot Old Sport

Hon. S. L. Griffith of Danby, Vt., who is making a tour in the East., is evidently a fish and game leaguer. He has cabled that he has played and won at Monte Carlo and his latest is that he has bathed in the river Jordan and the Dead sea. Next we will hear that […]

Senator Griffith Has Facilities for Hatching 7,000,000 Trout Eggs.

November 7, 1898. A Remarkable Industry Located In Danby When the Contemplated Plans Are Carried Out 15 Tons of Trout Per Year Can be Raised—Legislative Visitors. Lake Griffith, Mt. Tabor, Vt., Nov. 6.— In the virgin forest is not a place where one would naturally look for lawmakers out the ‘woods here are full of […]

Silas Griffith Funeral Announcement

GRIFFITH—At Palm Hill Ranch San Diego county, July 21st, 1901, Silas L. Griffith, a native of Vermont, aged 66. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at Johnson & Connell’s chapel D and Seventh streets, at 2:30 o’clock p.m. today. Interment at Danby, Vermont.

Griffith Mill Burned Down

S. L. Griffith’s new mill, known as the Tarbell mill, was burned to the ground Tuesday afternoon, together with all the machinery, consisting of a 100 horsepower engine and boiler, a Chase sawmill complete, one self-feed saw, four Baxter-Whitney turning lathes, full set clapboard machinery, 150,000 feet clap-boards, large lot of turned chair stock and […]

S. L. Griffith Memorial Library Dedication

The honor of your presence is requested at the dedication of the S. L. Griffith Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 25th, 1908, at 2 o’clock P. M., at the Congregational Church, Danby, Vermont. Mrs. S. L. GRIFFITH, Rev. W. A. McINTIRE, Mr, W. H. GRIFFITH, Committee.

One of Mr. Griffith’s Interesting Horse-Buying Experience

While sojourning at Lake Griffith with the “boys” lately, Silas told a story on himself that greatly amused those who listened to it. While we cannot tell it in the interesting way Mr. Griffith did, we will endeavor to give the substance of it. It seems that quite it number of years back Mr. Griffith […]

S. L. Griffith Request for Funeral Plans

My Dear Sir:- Your letter of recent date was received in due season. I enclose a little clipping taken from the St Albans Messenger. I thought I would not use it until I could verify it. So if Mr. Griffith did leave directions for his funeral and they are to be followed out I wish […]

Mr. Griffith Entertains

Mr. Griffith Entertains. The Danby Senator Gives Some Rutland Gentlemen a Day’s Outing. Through the courtesy of Senator Silas L. Griffith of Danby a dozen Rutland gentlemen spent Saturday at his magnificent mountain resort at Lake Griffith. The trustees of the Rutland Savings bank have this delightful outing at Mr. Griffith’s invitation each year. Among […]

Residence of S. L. Griffith

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 1902 The walks and driveways about the residence of Mr. S. L. Griffith were last week newly concreted by Rutland parties, and the deft brushes of Painter White and assistants have made bright the long stretch of step leading to the house. With closely-cut lawn and an abundance of flowers, the handsome […]

S. L. Griffith Healthy Recovery

Southern Vermont Mirror. FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1902 Mr. S. L. Griffith was able to take his first carriage ride since his illness on Wednesday. It is needless to say that everybody was glad to see him out of doors again, although the Doctor forbade him holding conversation with anybody. It is expected that his recovery […]

Green Mountain Trout

The Rutland Herald TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 1898. GREEN MOUNTAIN TROUT. Silas Griffith to Enlarge His Trout Preserves at Mount Tabor. The little fish hatchery experiment of Silas L. Griffith at “South End,” under the shadow of Mount Tabor in the town of that name, promises to amount to something more than the fancy breeding of […]

The Future of Mr. Griffith’s Business

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 1903 The Future of Mr. Griffith’s Business. Until after the probate of Mr. Griffith’s will nothing concerning the provisions of that document will be given out by those in authority. It is known, however, that Mr. Griffith named; Messrs. Wilbur H. Griffith of this village and George L. Rice, Esq., of Rutland […]

Body of S. L. Griffith Has Arrived in Danby from California

Burlington Daily Free Press BURLINGTON, AUGUST 3, 1903. FUNERAL ON TUESDAY. Body of S. L. Griffith Has Arrived in Danby from California. (Special to the Free Press.) Danby, Aug. 2.-The body of the Hon. S. L. Griffith lies in his late residence here awaiting the public funeral which will be held at the Congregational Church […]

Funeral of S. L. Griffith Music

JULY 30, 1903. RUTLAND EVENING NEWS J.Harry Engels of this city has been engaged to take charge of the music at the funeral of Silas L. Griffith, which will be held, probably at the church at Danby, next Tuesday. Mr. Griffith, just before he died requested that certain pieces be sung at his funeral. This […]

Floridians are Flocking to the Green Mountain State

Vermont Floridians are Flocking to the Green Mountain State By Michael Strauss While driving down Route 7 in Manchester, Vt., several years ago, over to my right I saw a small pond about the size of a tennis court with about 20 men and women standing around its perimeter holding fishing rods in their hands. […]

Flames Destroy Ackert Building in Danby Village

FLAMES DESTROY ACKERT BUILDING IN DANBY VILLAGE Rutland and Other Places Send Apparatus to Help Fight Raging Fire. STRUCTURES BURN Hotel, Fern Storehouse, Edward Kelly’s Home, Restaurant, Meat Market. (Special to The Herald.) DANBY, (Wednesday) May 23.—The Ackert hotel, a frame structure in the center of the village, a fern storehouse, a meat market, restaurant […]

Family Dinner Attended by One Thousand Persons

AUGUST 24, 1911. FAMILY DINNER ATTENDED BY ONE THOUSAND PERSONS, Unique Feature of Danby’s Great Celebration -Tables Placed in Apple Orchard-Prominent Speakers. Yesterday was a great day for Danby. That old town—one hundred and fifty years old Sunday—celebrated the event in a way that will be remembered as long as any person present lives. The […]

Eugene McIntyre Buried at Danby

EUGENE MCINTYRE BURIED AT DANBY (Special to The Herald.) DANBY, July 21.—Largely attended funeral services for Eugene McIntyre, who died at his home Friday night were held at the home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Walter Thorpe of Brandon officiated. The bearers were: W. H. Griffith, Nelson Nichols, Elmer Smith, Clark Potter and A. […]

Dedicate Griffith Library

DEDICATE GRIFFITH LIBRARY, Fitting Exercises at Danby as New Building is Thrown Open. Mayor Bigelow of Burlington, Speaker of the Day, Pays Glowing Tribute to the Donor and Rev. H. J. Maillet Also Makes Address—Structure a Handsome One. Danby, March 25.—(Special.) — In the presence of a large company composed of citizens of this and […]

Death of Silas L. Griffith

THE RUTLAND HERALD. THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1903. DEATH OF SILAS L. GRIFFITH. Dies at San Diego, Cal, After a Long Illness. Word was received at Danby about 6 o’clock yesterday morning of the death of Silas L. Griffith of that place, which occurred at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at his winter home, “The Palms,” at […]

Death Of Harry E Griffith

Death Of Harry E Griffith. After a painful and severe sickness of three weeks, Harry E. son of S. L. and Elizabeth Griffith of Danby died Sunday April 8. Although but two months and five days over five years old, he was a remarkably bright and intelligent child. The Immediate cause of his death was […]

Danby Goes to Top of Three-Star Honor List

Danby Goes to Top of Three-Star Honor List Danby has topped the county’s three-star honor roll with a four-star record. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall J, Baker of Danby have four sons serving in the army, three of whom enlisted. The fourth volunteered and was rejected, later being accepted in the draft. The soldiers are as […]

Danby Split Over Congdon Action

DANBY SPLIT OVER CONGDON ACTION Attempt to Commit Man to Institution For Insane, Results In Political Fight That Ousts Town Clerk Otis and Three Selectman. Split into factions, the town of Danby is still seething with excitement after an election as bitterly contested as any that Rutland County has ever known. Friendships of years’ standing […]

Danby’s Great Loss

Southern Vermont Mirror. FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1903 DANBY’S GREAT LOSS By the Death of Hon. S. L. Griffith Danby Has Received a Blow, the Effects of Which Will be Felt for Many Years to Come. Although more or less prepared for the shock, the people of this community keenly felt the blow that was dealt […]

Danby’s Celebration

THE TROY RECORD. AUGUST 28, 1911. DANBY’S CELEBRATION. Program Concludes With Unveiling of Monument and Big Corn Roast-Special Services in Churches. The residents of Danby, Vt., have a right to feel proud of their success in celebrating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the town by the authorities of New York […]

Danby and Mt. Tabor

DANBY AND MT. TABOR. Danby, Vt., which is located at the extreme southern part of Rutland county and on the Bennington and Rutland Railroad, is not by any, means the least among her sister towns in the county. The town was granted a charter in 1761, and therefore takes its place among the earliest town […]

Danby Library Holds Record in this County

AUGUST 4, 1925. DANBY LIBRARY HOLDS RECORD IN THIS COUNTY (Special Correspondence) Danby, Aug 3.—Danby is a small town as Vermont towns go, but it is making a showing that well might be emulated by towns much larger, as the records of the state show that this town holds the county record in the number […]

A Danby Fish Hatchery

The Rutland Herald SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1897. A DANBY FISH HATCHERY. Fingerling Trout to Be Placed In State Waters. S. L. Griffith of Danby has notified State Fish Commissioner Titcomb that he will plant in public waters a considerable number of fingerling trout from a supply he is raising at his private hatchery. The trout […]

Danby Commercial Center Project

By MARGARET BUCHOLT The downtown Danby renaissance, a quiet affair that started three years ago with the restoration of one building, has blossomed into a full-scale project that is changing the neglected face of Main Street into an upscale commercial center. Three of six buildings purchased for $225,000 last fall by resident Ann Rothman are […]

Danby Redevelopment Project

By YVONNE DALEY DANBY — A group of Danby residents has purchased six empty buildings in the heart of downtown Danby. They plan to restore the buildings and to boost the economic vitality of this quiet community. Developers plan to open a diner in one of the buildings and establish shops in some of the […]

150th Anniversary

1761 Danby, Vermont 1911 You are hereby cordially invited to be present at our Old Home Week Celebration commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the granting of the Charter for the Town to be held in dandy during the week of August 21-27, 1911. Sincerely yours for the Committee. 1761 Danby, Vermont 1911 On August 27, […]

Mrs. S. L Griffith’s Sunday School

DANBY. At a meeting of Mrs. S. L Griffith’s Sunday school class held March 11, the following was adopted: Whereas, it has pleased God to take from us our beloved classmate, Edith M. Bond, it is hereby Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of the deceased. Resolved, That while we bow […]

Griffith Republican Nominee

The Brandon Union FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. 1898. On another page of this issue we print a communication from our Mt. Tabor correspondent regarding the late election in his town. S. L. Griffith, the big lumber merchant of Mt. Tabor, was a regular nominee for senatorial honors on the Republican ticket. Mr. Griffith is a staunch […]

An Annual Convention at Danby

OCTOBER 6, 1894. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR AN ANNUAL CONVENTION AT DANBY. Evangelical Work in Rutland County. EVENING ADDRESS BY REV. DR. PHILLIPS. The 13th convention of the Rutland County Christian Endeavor union was begun in the Congregational church at Danby Friday afternoon and will be continued today. Delegates began to arrived on the early trains, and […]

Funeral of S. L. Griffith

Burlington Daily Free Press BURLINGTON, AUGUST 5, 1943 FUNERAL OF S. L. GRIFFITH. A Large Gathering of Vermonters, Townsmen and Business Associates to Pay Last Honors. (special to The Free Press.) Danby, Aug. 4.—The last honors were paid S. L. Griffith today when a large number of friends, employees and relatives gathered for the funeral […]

Funeral of S. L. Griffith Will Be Held

Burlington Daily Free Press BURLINGTON, JULY 27, 1903. FUNERAL OF S. L. GRIFFITH Will Be Held in Danby Tuesday. Aug. 4—Leaves California Today. (Special to the Free Press.) San Diego, Cal., July 26.—Tomorrow the funeral party accompanying the remains of the Hon. S. L. Griffith of Danby, Vt., will leave here for Vermont. They expect […]

Griffith Christmas

By Yvonne Daley Special to The Globe DANBY, Vt. — In the late 1800s, a lumber king named Silas L. Griffith amassed a huge fortune here and in neighboring Mount Tabor by being shrewd, daring and miserly, often at the expense of his employees. Today, the descendants of those employees are experiencing a different side […]

Bank Directors Adopt a Resolution

BANK DIRECTORS ADOPT RESOLUTION The board of directors of the Rutland County National bank has adopted the following resolution on the death of Eugene McIntyre of Danby, vice president and a director of the institution: “It is not an easy matter to part from a friend with whom one has been intimately associated for many […]

Away from Home

Cambridge Transcript. R. BRUSH. O. L. BOURN, PUBLISHERS AND PROPRIETORS. Entered at the Post-office at Cambridge, Vt., as Second Class Mail Matter. FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1895. Away From Home. We went away Memorial Day as has been our custom for many years, and contrary to our usual custom allowed our selves two days outing and […]

The Argus

The Argus ALBANY, N. Y., JULY 3, 1893. Freed from the cares of official life by the expiration of his term of office ex-Police Commissioner William J. Walker has turned his attention to angling, and launched himself boldly into the deeper waters of piscatorial pursuits. His first bow and general introduction was made to the […]

One of the Party

ONE OF THE PARTY. AUGUST 27. 1898. The Herald prints a communication in regard to the senatorial candidacy, of Mr. Griffith of Danby as an advertisement because we hardly consider it of enough importance to print as news. As we understand the matter this opposition to Mr. Griffith represents simply a local feud, and does […]

A Pleasant Trip

LUDLOW, VERMONT The Vermont Tribune. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1898. We had received an interesting article describing a visit to Danby by several Mount Holly people, but lack of space forbade us to print it last week. It appears below. -ED. A Pleasant Trip. Friday morning, Aug. 12, a party of sixteen, composed of Mr. and […]