Rutland’s Poor Farm

Clearing and marking the Poor Farm Cemetery, Rutland VT

Clearing and marking the Poor Farm Cemetery, Rutland VT

“Boy” White died by “suffocation by strangulation.” William McPherson was “found dead at rear of Tyrell’s shop.”

Who were these people? And what’s the rest of their story?

What about Mary Jane Taylor? Continue reading

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Rutland’s House of Correction Cemetery

Gravestones at the House of Corrections Cemetery on the Rutland Creek Path. (Anthony Edwards / photo)

Gravestones at the House of Corrections Cemetery on the Rutland Creek Path. (Anthony Edwards / photo)

Frank was a deadbeat dad. Charles was homeless. Rufus was a horse thief. E.S. was black. The other Charles was French. And A.R. was Chinese.

What could these men have in common? The answer is lying along the Rutland Creek Path. Continue reading