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Thomas C. Davis: A Life in Vermont

Oral history recollections by a 17th generation Vermonter, the son of a former governor, and himself a life-long public servant.

Tom Davis was a political activist, public speaker, storyteller, author, and statesman. Also known as “Tom Terrific,” he was widely admired for his quick wit, humor, humility, kindness, wisdom, and generosity.

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Chet’s Fund

A picture of Chet Briggs in the historic ticket window newly reinstalled in the restored front entrance hallway

In the short history since the Old Labor Hall reopened in the autumn of 2000, the Hall has coped with one crisis after another. In addition to many “normal” crises that plague historic buildings—two failed roofs, requiring major structural improvements, changes in fire code regulations, and on and on—the Hall has “survived” three major floods. …

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