Saturday, October 23, 2004
St. Albans, Vermont Location
2/27/04 St. Albans is 8 miles from Swanton, VT. It looks like it's on the border of NY. Cambridge is 18.3 miles away, Alburg, Enosburg Falls, Jeffersonville, Essex Junction, and Jericho are nearby. St. Albans was charted in Aug 17, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant). Originally known as St. Albans Town. It was incorporated as a village in 1859, then as a city in 1902. It has been known as "Railroad City." It was a 46 yr old settlement when Alonzo was born. It's in the NW corner of the state and has agricultural heritage, historic traditions and natural beauty. It's known for its salt of the earth people, charming towns and rolling countryside. Also in Franklin County are Bakersfield, Berkshire, Enosburg, Fairfax, Fairfield, Fletcher, Franklin, Georgia, Highgate, Montomery, Richford, Sheldon.
Could John Robinson had been a friend from St. Albans? He had been born in Vermont, and was about 11 years older than Alonzo. Either that, or he was just a wandering soul looking for a job and a roof over his head.