My 2018 French ChallengeAZ in 100 Words: B for Bixby

The Bixby Memorial Free Library is located on Main Street, in Vergennes. It has a large collection of historical newspapers, and genealogy items. Moreover, the Vermont Collection has everything a history buff needs to read about the city, area, and the State of Vermont.

It was named after William Gove Bixby, born in 1829 in Vergennes where he spent most of his lifetime and died in 1907. To everyone’s surprise, Bixby—he had told no one of his wishes—had bequeathed funds for the establishment of a public library in his hometown. The first cornerstone was laid in September 1911.


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