Slab City Monument
Dedicated in Glover
On the 4th of July, the Glover Historical Society dedicated a new granite monument at the Shadow Lake Fishing Access commemorating the village that was known as “Slab City.” From the 1820s to the 1930s, this industrial village located at the outlet of Shadow Lake (then called Stone Pond) was the home of several water-powered mills and factories. Officially named South Glover, the village was the home of a general store with a post office, a school and many homes and farms.
About fifty people, many of them Shadow Lake summer residents, attended the unveiling of the monument last Friday. The Glover Historical Society thanked the many people responsible for the installation of the monument: Gary Blow, Don Gilman, Andy Fournier, Mark Gherardi, John Rodgers, Francis Tash, Bob Trottier, Joe Zacharer and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.The monument includes a laser-etched image of a c. 1910 postcard, cut in black granite from India, showing the village from across Stone Pond. Below the etching is detailed text inscribed on Barre granite. The monument sits on a base cut from granite found in the old quarry on Quarry Hill in Slab City. The Glover Historical Society is working on a book telling the story of Slab City which they plan to publish in 2015.
Vermont History Expo
On another note, we participated in Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge on June 21 & 22 and the theme was the arts. Therefore, our theme this year was “Johnny Prindle, Glover’s Vaudeville Star”. Randy Williams & Betsy Day went down on June 20, set up the booth and spent the weekend on site. Joan and Cedric Alexander came down on Saturday to booth sit and enjoy the Expo. We got lots of positive comments and feedback on our flashy booth display. We made lots of connections with other historical societies and organizations, including the archaeologist for the VT department of transportation. The weather was wonderful and we all enjoyed our time there. Now time to start thinking about what our theme will be in two years.
Here are some photos of the event.