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Robert Frost Cabin – interior

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Robert Frost Cabin - interior

Ripton, Vermont USA • From 1939 until his death in 1963, Robert Frost (1874-1963), four-time Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, teacher and lecturer wrote many popular and oft-quoted poems including “After Apple-Picking”, “The Road Not Taken”, “Home Burial” and “Mending Wall”, spent summer and fall in this cabin at his farm in Ripton, Vermont.

During these fruitful seasons he wrote memorable poems and shared his craft at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Bread Loaf School of English.

Teenage drinkers broke in and vandalized the property earlier in 2008. Damage repaired by owner.

☞ On May 23, 1968, The Frost Farm (also known at the Homer Noble Farm) was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (#68000046).

☞ On May 23, 1968, the National Park Service designated this compound a National Historic Landmark (#68000046).

National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. – [And one of only 17 in Vermont.] – Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who work to nominate new landmarks and provide assistance to existing landmarks.

National Historic Landmarks are exceptional places. They form a common bond between all Americans. While there are many historic places across the nation, only a small number have meaning to all Americans — these we call our National Historic Landmarks. – from the National Park Service.

• More info: The GeoHack for 43°57′59″N 73°0′17″W; and the Wikipedia summary.

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In July, 2010, I started a project to visit and document all seventeen Landmarks in Vermont. Here they are (in order of designation by the National Park Service):

[01] 09/22/60 – JUSTIN S. MORRILL HOMESTEAD, Strafford, Orange County

[02] 01/28/64 – TICONDEROGA (Side-paddle-wheel Lakeboat), Shelburne, Chittenden County

[03] 06/23/65 – CALVIN COOLIDGE HOMESTEAD DISTRICT, Plymouth Notch, Windsor County

[04] 12/21/65 – EMMA WILLARD HOUSE, Middlebury, Addison County

[05] 11/13/66 – ROBBINS AND LAWRENCE ARMORY AND MACHINE SHOP, Windsor, Windsor County

[06] 06/11/67 – GEORGE PERKINS MARSH BOYHOOD HOME, Woodstock, Windsor County

[07] 05/23/68 – ROBERT FROST FARM, Ripton, Addison County

[08] 12/30/70 – VERMONT STATEHOUSE, Montpelier, Washington County

[09] 11/28/72 – MOUNT INDEPENDENCE, Addison County

[10] 12/20/89 – STELLAFANE OBSERVATORY, Springfield, Windsor County

[11] 11/04/93 – NAULAKHA (Rudyard Kipling House), Dummerston, Windham County

[12] 06/19/96 – OLD ROUND CHURCH, Richmond, Chittenden County

[13] 06/19/96 – ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County

[14] 12/09/97 – ROKEBY, Ferrisburgh, Addison County

[15] 05/16/00 – ROCKINGHAM MEETING HOUSE, Windham County

[16] 05/16/00 – SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY HALL, Barre, Washington County

[17] 01/03/01 – SHELBURNE FARMS, Shelburne, Chittenden County

Posted by origamidon on 2008-10-22 19:25:05

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