Miss Ross & the Rutland Reformatory

UVM/photo

UVM/photo

Some Rutlanders today still remember the women who washed laundry. One remembers going with her grandfather to drop it off and pick it up. Someone else remembered their large vegetable garden, another the candied apples they’d hand out at Halloween. Still others recall eating meals served by the women and singing Christmas Carols alongside them.

Believe it or not, these women they remember were inmates; 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