Archive for July 23rd, 2014

Plymouth Notch

Today we are going to take a trip back into history and learn a little bit more about President Calvin Coolidge. When I traveled to Vermont, I tried to see as many historic places as possible. Plymouth Notch was the childhood home of President Coolidge. It is a beautiful place to visit.

Here is a little history on the President.

Born in Plymouth, Vermont, on July 4, 1872, Coolidge was the son of a village storekeeper. He was graduated from Amherst College with honors, and entered law and politics in Northampton, Massachusetts. Slowly, methodically, he went up the political ladder from councilman in Northampton to Governor of Massachusetts, as a Republican. En route he became thoroughly conservative.

At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was President. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, who was a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible.

I would recommend visiting the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch. His home, the neighbors houses, the church, and cheese factory have been preserved. It is worth the trip. This link provides information to aid in your travel plans.

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