Friday, August 15, 2008

vermont bound

I'm heading to Vermont in a few weeks to visit the stomping grounds of our ancestors. Our great-grandmother Sara Dana and her family, as far back as the late 1600s, lived in various towns and villages in northern Vermont. Her great grandfather John Winchester Dana was one of the early proprietors of Pomfret, Vermont. The Danas and the Sinclairs were early residents of Greensboro, Danville, and St. Johnsbury. I have many photos of this area from Uncle Jack's photo albums -- he and Grandpa Loomis, along with Chester and Sara summered in Greensboro in the early 1900s, when it was something of a resort town. Many of us have artwork by Chester and Grandpa Loomis that depict scenes in and around Greensboro. So I'll be spending 3 or 4 days poking around, taking photos, doing research, and getting some rest and relaxation in the place that Grandpa Loomis referred to as his "beloved Vermont." I'll post photos of my trip in a few weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Mom and Grandpa went one summer for a week or so. He golfed a bit and they sketched. She remembers this old hotel/ inn that they stayed at. When she went with us on a pilgrimage in the late 80"s the hotel was still there but empty. The little store was still there. It'll be interesting to hear how it is now.