St. Johnsbury Trade School - St. Johnsbury
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 25.021 W 072° 01.518
18T E 736819 N 4922495
Quick Description: Vermont's first four year vocational school
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2011 4:39:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMBTEP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing
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Long Description:

Vermont's first, and for many years only, four year vocational school opened on Western Avenue on September 3, 1918. Needing skilled workers during World War I, Fairbanks, Morse & Co. started an all-day co-operative school where young men could learn a skilled trade, earn money and obtain a high-school education. The original building, known as the Casino, was partially remodeled in 1919 and completely remodeled in 1927. The first out-of-town students arrived for vocational training in 1927. The "new" Trade School Building, built in 1942 on the site of Sir Thaddeus Fairbanks' estate, is currently the St. Johnsbury Middle School.

Principals of the Vocational/Trade School: Stanley J. Steward 1918-1923; J. Maynard Trafton 1923-1941; Everett Winslow 1941-1942; G. Maynard Trafton 1942-1946; Lewis J. Streeter 1946-1970

Marker Name: St. Johnsbury Trade School

Location: St. Johnsbury

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