News Clippings

22
Oct

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 […]

22
Oct

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 […]

22
Oct

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 […]

22
Oct

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 […]

22
Oct

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 […]

22
Oct

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 […]

22
Oct

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 […]

22
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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, […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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, […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

Spain—Griffith

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 […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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, – […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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, […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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, […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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 […]

04
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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.

02
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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 […]

02
Oct

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. […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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) […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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. […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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, […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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. […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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: […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

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 […]

10
Sep

A Noted Vermonter

April 11, 1902. Groton, Vt.. A Noted Vermonter. Hon. S. L. Griffith of Danby, who was in town last week looking after his extensive lumber business gave some of his friends a few points on […]

10
Sep

Alva Griffith Going to War

ALVA GRIFFITH GOING TO WAR Popular High School Student Enlists in Naval Aviation Service. Alva Griffith, secretary of the Senior Class and treasurer of the boys’ division of the class, Easton High School, and president […]

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