The first permanent settlement began in May 1787, when Colonel Jacob Davis and General Parley Davis arrived from Charlton, Massachusetts. General Davis surveyed the land, while Colonel Davis cleared forest and erected a large log house on the west side of the North Branch of the Winooski River. His family moved in the following winter.
It was Colonel Davis who selected the name Montpelier after the French city Montpellier. There was a general enthusiasm for things French as a result of the country's aid during the American Revolution. The settlement grew quickly, and by 1791 the population reached 117.
In 1825, the Marquis de Lafayette visited Montpelier on a triumphal tour of America, 50 years...
Born and raised in Burlington, Vermont, I was always the one with the camera, ready to capture that special moment. It wasn't until after my family was grown that I became more serious about photography mastering the digital camera.
My passion evolves around all nature but especially birds. Sitting and watching them, capturing their essence and spirit is just wonderful. It always amazes me to find so many injured creatures yet they still go on. Digital Art, created by fractal programs on my computer occupies my time when I am not taking pictures. Now residing in Daytona Beach, Florida, I spend most of my time photographing Florida's natural beauty and enjoying its peaceful energy. Hope you enjoy my...
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