St. Johnsbury Trade School

St. Johnsbury Trade School (HM1GYK)

Location: St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 Caledonia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 25.015', W 72° 1.505'

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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 G. Maynard Trafton 1923-1941
Everett Winslow 1941-1942 G. Maynard Trafton 1942-1946
Lewis J. Streeter 1946-1970
Year Placed1996
Placed BySt. Johnsbury Trade School Alumni Association
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 736837 N 4922485
Decimal Degrees44.41691667, -72.02508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 25.015', W 72° 1.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 25' 0.9" N, 72° 1' 30.3" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 245-291 Theodore Roosevelt Hwy, St. Johnsbury VT 05819, US
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