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Page 4-The Journal Opinion-January 14, 1981 A m|l i i i ii i i ,..., DRTHEA.&apos;iT PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc. Publisher of Journal. I1 Opinion Weekly newspapor publked in Bredferd, Vermont, Svbscriptton ratos. Vermont nnd New Hempskire - Sg.0O per gent; $6.00 for six months; evt ef stnto . $12.00 pnr y nd $7.00 i nix months; Senior dtizen dlscnnt $2.00. Second den posle|n paid nt Bradford, Vnrmnnt 05033. PvbUthnd by Northeut Pvbitskin| ompeny, Inc., P.O. Box 378, Bradford. Robert F. Huminski President & Publisher v Bradford  Woodsville 802-222-5281   603-747-2016 An Independent Newspaper i m,l , i man to remember __ z__._ I "There was one thing about Gov. Wesley Powell--you were either for him or against him politically because you always knew where he stood. There was another thing, too. Even those who were against him had a tremendous amount of respect for him. both as a man and as a leader.  "One of New Hampshire's most extraordinary governors," U.S. Sen. Warren Rudman called him, and Rudman was one of Powell's op- ponents in his last bid for public office last year. Powell finished third in the ll-man U.S. Senate Republican primary. Although Powell ran many times for governor and the U.S. Senate, he Powell's abilities were recognized outside the State as well as within it, for he served as chairman of both the New England Governor's' Conference and the National Governors' Con- ference in 196!. One of the best tributes came from Woodsville businessman T. Borden Walker, a close friend of Powell for nearly 25 years. Said Walker: "He had the keenest mind of anyone that I ever met. He could spot a phony at a glance. He was not controlled by anyone on this earth. He was a religious man and put all his trust in God above." Others, like Walker, who knew Powell well, describe him as a sin- Wayne Kenyon Who, How, When, Where Vermont Representative Presidential Inaugurations New ittees fo reed by l)avidM. Maxfield ,the last time in 1912). the This precedent comm r Smithsonian News Service East Room of the White House established when (Gerald R. Ford, 1974). on decided to leave the .... - When l(onald Reagan is board Air Force One (Lyndon and. for the first time The Vermont lh)use has starlcd up commhtlecs, sorn m as the 40th president B. Johnson. 1963). a far- history, there was ;J;llll. I"irst off. we put iu Steve Morse as Thc Icttislalive priorities of the of the United Slales on Jan. 20. rehouse in Vermon! (Calvin contested presidential Speaker. Thell he told us where io go. Republican leadership become quite clear he and the notables gathered Coolidge, 1923) and. oddly, at lion. John Adams, It didn'l do any harm if you called Ul)OU revmwmg committee composition, on the platform will look out Brown's lintel in Washington defeated Thomas [ yourself a t(epublican. Appropriatious ('outrol ot flw two money committts over the sweeping federal city , John Tyler). following was nol personally a 'l)u(lgel) anti Ways and Means (taxes, s)gmfls a desire Ior lighl fiscal planning vista designed by Pierre William ltenry Harrison's figure, historian came oul 7 to 4. "rhrel oihers - ('ore- aml nmnaemeni. Commerce and 1,'Eufanl ill 1791 It will be a death in office in 1841. notes, but in his merce. (overnmenl Operations, and (;ovcrmm,:]l ()peralions serve to echo this new Inauguration Day view. George Washington himself address in 1797 he Nalural lCesources also received this concern. For the first time in took the oath on the balcony of himself to work for a marin. The (,verhehning majority on the American history, the Federal llall in New York ciliation of "various 11 was the Educalion Committee. Etlucalion('onmfilleeisdesignedloinsure inaugural ceremony will be City, the first capital of the opinions." hoxever, thai gol clobbered the hardesl. Ihal (;overnor Snclling's proposal for held at the West Front of" the tlniled States., By his own Perhaps the most ()nly ore, men]ber, a l)emocral, survived, slaleaid reh)rm has the best possible tI.S. Capitol. with its account, the retired general of all words of Thencw ratio is  lo 3. clam'e for passage. This plan. which calls panoramic view down the was reluctant to leave his however, were Four standing committees lost Iwo h)r shdcvi(le property reappraisal, will mile-longNational Mall to the Mounl Vernon home when Abraham Lincoln in members each in order lo form an-Energy also have In gain the approval of the Washington Monument and called by "the nation's first before the Civil War's t'onmfil!ce: Agriculture. Ilcalth and I{epuhlican-dominated money panels - the Lincoln Memorialbevond. voters to serve as president. "With malice toward Aellare. lustitutious, and Municipal Approprialions and Ways and Means This will mark a "long- lie fell. Washington wrote a with charity toward all . ('nrporalions and Elections. Also. Fishand The l)emocrats received five of the 15 awaited switch from the friend, not unlike "'a culprit us strive on to finish the (lame Iosl one member for this purpose, commiltee chairmanships. On General traditional swearing-in site at who is going to the place of his we are in. to bind We all voh,d on this change, and only aud Military and llealth and Welfare. they the East Front. a location execution." nation's wounds." diH'ered on which committees should be hohl a one vole edge, and on Energy and facing a paved plaza and a But Washington's ren- Beginning wi reduce(I. TransimrlaliotL they are one vote down. Ioop ofaccessstreets, dezvous with history was set. Washington's walk This reduclion, coupled will] the need in ,lu(liciary is now chaired by Norris tioyt, The change will give many As inaugural historian Federal Hall to St. find a place for displaced Appropriations the delealed candidate for Speaker. liere, thousands more Americans Francis Russell has written, Church for special and Educalion Committee members. Ihe l)emocrals hold a solid 7 to 4 mere- than in the past a direct view whether the newly adopted parades have been a CaLIsed a considerable shakeup in corn- I)ershipmargin. of the cerenmnies. At best. Constitution and its new part of most " mitten assiRnments. A place was easily If you have any legislative concernts, or 100.000 or so could be crowded Congress would endure or fall Indeed. when Jimmy found I or lotu" aysand Means members, need assishmcc wilh state or federal into the East Front area aparl seemed to depend on the surprised the Two Ix'call|e chairmen, and two were progranls, please let me know. Call 1-800- whereas an estimated half- genelal. "Washington was walking to the White appoinled vice-chairmen .... [our difterenl (;42-51) hrll free or 802-828-2228. million or more will be able to indi the father figure, more 1977, he was reviving gather on the slope of Capitol revered and honored than custom. Hill and the Mall for the oath- loved familiarity, a Thomas Jefferson. "' " taking and speeches, republican with the dignity of seems incredible to -..,y,. There is practicality in the a monarch, standing above walked back to /  ,,"  f.-...,, re-location as well. The new shifting opinions and party Washington boarding "/\\; - .':,iTN" .  ,. .' , . site causes fewer construction strife, a symbol of all after his swearing- " " 3" " "'" ". , ," ' '" "),.r. ,):" ,- li>' ' ' ') "'' "" ,'  ... , .a. ,. .ilk -: ,.., J , , demands than the old. and Americans. receive the citizens who(  " a \\;,,,', r , " " ' "  ) 'I' " -,, says Sen. Claiborne Pell (D- Congress. meanwhile, had to call. Later, "'to the ,_ ,...r,iO)l)t.V  . ,v-,.- .- - ...=- -  ..  , # ",, ,- .. ,* r-. , " R.I.). member of the Joint been working on the inaugural Durbinf his fellOWwritesboarders."in . Congressional Committee on arrangements, and on April ') - .- r,, l'liv a.- ( " , t..'.,,.,- 1 "lr, ._ ' --, . ,.,. Inaugural Ceremonies. the 30. 1789. a week after Cavalcade. '- )-' I" a atr. 'ff.*'A, " United States will "save a Washington arrived in New sisted on taking ...... - ,,. r ..... good deal of money" as a York. the ceremony originally the foot of the J ,.i.,, .L,ki,,i result, scheduled for March 4 but farthest away 1/.:,...-., Beginning with Andrew delayed for one thing or fire at a dinner Jackson's great day in 1829 another, at last took place, civic andmilitar, when the planners decided to "'All the bells in the city rang The ball at the end "'-Granae 0000-uarr;es movo the ceremony from out a peal of joy," a 17-year-inevitably inside the Capitol to the steps old girl reported after the inaugural day has outside. 35 inaugurals have ceremony, "and the multitude been a special event From the days of first - been held at the East Portico. before us sent forth a shout as purpose has changed served only in the governorship. But eere, warm, kind, considerate, settlement, the people of this  The last was Jimmy Carter's seemed to rend the skies." past 200 years. his years in office from 1958-2 were compassionate man who took a area not only cleared the land   , C in 1977. To explain why it took What the general was 1800s, "they were T . * so Ion to move around to the rather hke , acknowledged to have brought lasting genuine interest in the neonle he." for cultivation and for timber, ' ,   k. :.. !"" g wearing that day is of par- " . . .  ---r . '  ',\\;' ,,[.  " . .... improvement tothestatemhlstop-to- asked to vote for him but dug deeper to bring out i." ,,. --.,...  .,. more handsome and spaemur hcular interest to histormns Margaret Klapthor, ,,,** ......... ,,,);,-,,., ,., ), ........ " ..... great slabs of granite for " ,,-  i.   "', -'i:  ,.I'L,. ", ?i setting on the w.est requires a "and collectors. He was attired history curator _ IX) n, yes, out mat was making their house and barn L   :.; '.. '-, ..  ,i, word about the changing in an American-made brown Smithsonian s D overnment g . because he had strong beliefs and foundations, doorstens, fen-  ," ....... ' ,  ,  appearance of the nations suit trimmed with metal Museum of American 11 es--a hea t -  (  capital butto ta wthanea le sa s, but toda 'tl His serious i ness rt a- acted upon them, and nobody ever ceposts and millstones ::. k  i!i :  .J[iL: L: "vl.- "-= " - nss'mped " g Y y ,, ........... :- ..: ...... ,, .... a ....... -,  --, , " " l  .,. ..L'[[  ' '_4 jmt[ Quite simply, until the 20th in relief white silk stockings become political, tac an toz m ma m t)mu a . conTle(e,,. S l,Wltla. y . .... ' :=' :: ' : " " " - centur the N i ' ' --' rew .... t..., h ..... ho.o " ;n .,.a^.i...^...a.,=- ..... .,' + ll,v|llCamllr-  L" ''-" ,1 y, atonal Mall low shoes and sdver buckles ard for peopLe t:c,zt,a, ,,.,,v,,,,,,. -.- r,aam wrvntsu,tnl. " " * " mont  ll " .ad':2. -..  ">*"L "" was a mess Railroad tracks with a tl e,,.a.ri ta th,'cid worked on the t.a 1973--probably contributed to hi In the words of T. Borden Walker, We know that the ].:. , :a, o,  -'sl, crmscrossed the area only a It s the buttons thatsetastyle They also b  later political defeats. He died all too "May his soul rest,!n peace; hewillbe ialarlO;( Ridge between ?   \\; -.  * feesYrdtsfrnbhereluheaet for future yars; they were much lar ioc vl,,t*hoafg, g, I,,r, ct ..... ,,,,n '' ' Corn(r and tier- ;" ql/ ,,  P - ' ' g , the forerunner of all later nawsdays, se L a n)o))( as quazrzed as earlyas ,< ,.   , .... .,, a shanty town once existed inaugural special memen- be .]tted .  ,o ...,:o:..<,,  ' ,   . nearb.y and a neighboring toes--ribbons, badges, presictent urmt .... ' .... :*,. "*,= :": :' :<- '_ " .' ; Ir ........  .......... .,._.x _, ;- ):, _ - = ,: ............ ar e  r of Newburv. While at ":' - " "- " weal Give our up andreturntothemaster first inaugural address was cautins: "It's Peacham. he was captured by design for Washington, D.C., delivered not in public as it is people. You don't ever the Britisl and Tortes (Book Granite from Briar Hill, showing drill holes, envisioned by L'Enfant, But toda y--but behind closed anyone you know. )O Two). ( even by the 1930s, the Mall doors to the combined Houses there's not even any is on nupracticai ' and never was stonesheds t here. Oxbow built. " rejuvenation was far from of Congress meeting in the dance." Newbury village. Granite BlackllilIGraaiteCompany Northllaverhillquarries finished. Then World War II Senate chamber. It was While the inaugural ball The Bradford Fire Department, as fast as they may respond, from Catanmunl was used in The Piernonl history tells During the 1800's. there came along and up went rows Jackson. the frontier populist, seems here to of dreary "'temporary" office who moved the ceremony 1910s and then the 1920s, aided by firefighters from surroun- Prevention, and alertness, are the building the jail in ltaverhill in n. fla! Slephen Leazer was in as extensive granite buildings that once again outside in 1829. decades, no galas were din.gtowns, fought its18thblazeofthe best way to give our hard-pressed 1793. lhe granile business for quarrying on North Quarrying on Catamount several years previousto 190., llaverhill's Briar Hill. alteredceremonialthe landscapeintended addressesThe contentalso differedf the laterfrom wereWdrWincompatibleWilsn felt current winter season last Saturday, firefighters a break. It was a quick and nearby Black Hill was using a quarry on Black Hill especially at the top of Pond Through all this, the East Washington's largely because seriousness of the but lost the fight because the house response once they gotthealarm that extensive throughout the and owning a cutting shop I.edge (overlooking French Front kept its special honor of his unanimous electoral Hardings and the was too far gone by the time they got enabled them to put out the recent 1800"s, and is mentioned in across the road from his house Pond). there. Low Mansion fire before it could Jackson's Geology of New on Route 10. Following a Evereil Keith and Carl until the decision t0 move weStwas made in 1980. support1792, in 1788 and again in aWereinmurningQuaker, wasn't Hampshire as an active in- proposal hy George W. (Tink) - Sawyer remember Of course, since the first Something of a catharsis for Some inaugural balls Bradford Fire Chief MelvinBenzie destroy that famous landmark, dustry in 1840. Jackson Chapman of Haverhill that a Irving Thayer (uncle of has some good advice for There's another way in which reported that the granite'was company be formed toopen a Ornmn and Irving) telling inauguration in 17S9, the American people, been bigger hits homeowners to help prevent fires in citizens can help their firemen--too capable of taking a high ledge andtoquarrygraniteon about lmuling granite from presidents have taken the inauguration speechesusually of course, with this winter when many motorists sight-seeing at a fire polish, but being Close to the a large scale, the "Black Hill Briar Ilill into woodsville for simple 35-word oath of office serve as an act of political Harrison, James surface it had too. many Granite Company" was in- use in building the courthouse prescribed by the Constitution healing, helping to restore and Grover Cleveland, heating keep scene can get in their way. While no fractures for monument use, corporated in 1890. Besides  1890) and the Woodsville in a variety of places--the national unity following hard- others t41msts at your good repair one claims it was in any way so it was used mostly for Mr. Chapnmn and Mr. Leazer, Public Library (1894). The Senate and House chambers fought campaigns. (pleaseturntolmgell) and check ; don't responsible for preventing destruc- foundations and fenceposts, the other principal promoters granite was moved on sleds Many of the houses in were William It. Page of during the winter, out of the Smithsonian News Service Art courtesy of National MuseuofAmericanHistor)' overload wood stoves or furnaces; tion of the Goshen Road house, fire Haverhill Corner and Pier- ttaverbillandiliramBowenof quarries by the old Joel   - i and keep chimneys from becoming trucks shuttling back and forth to the mont have foundations of Piermont. The Piermont French place, then across ;-' ,o' . - choked with soot and creosote, scene to get water to fight the fire Catamount or Black Hill history says: land now belonging to Everett ::. :  The Upper Valley area isforttmate were somewhat hampered by traffic. Granite. "Mr. Leazer was made Keith to the Bancroft farm, A fairly large shallow ['orenmn of work in the and coming out by the present to have so many Most are attracted tO a quarry area can still be found quarry: a granite polisher was Cottage ttospital, or perhaps ments  out of sympathy to see on the ridge behind the Swain ordered from Boston and by Carroll ttastings'. sacrifice their time whose house it is, or just plain sight: house, (on Route 10: how Del began to work in November of (one firemen was seeing, Fire officials suggest that you Pozzos'). The layers of granite that year with Eben Morrill as Recollections of Helen =: inhalation in park your ear well away from the run parallel to the surface. Olxrator. A big derrick.called Tewksbury which James Page of Benton. lhe 'Grafton County Giant' of Swiftwater " " to respond swiftly to fires. But ene and walk to the scene, and then a geologist, says is because was raised December 3rd. In "'My Dad (Horace best fire department in the world > outside the fire lines so firemen this was a "dome". where May 1891 monmnents were set Wheeler) used to work at the can't overcome a fire that is molten lava pushed up aU2d up in Warren for George ttle quarries, but they were derneath the surface and Mrs. Talbirl... mostly closed up before I was advanced before they even.get there, are fighting your remained there, hardening in "The company owned 100 born (1895) . .. give themabreak, parallel layers. The domewas acres on the north side of "We kids usXed to play deep below the sin-face, but Black llill . . . where they there, where they cut up the '   the earth over it has since worked three quarries. The granite. There were big holes worn away. granite was free from iron and full of water, which we There were several stone- t()k a beautiful polish, but the weren't supposed to g.o near -- dressing sheds down on the limber could not he quarried but sometimes we d(1, without main road (Route 10). in-in large enough blocks that Mother knowing about it. clnding one just north of the were free from imperfections There were a lot of frogs .intersection with the River to make the business there, which we used to chase Road. and another near the profilable. Several carloads of and catch. present Black Hill Road, building blocks and paving "There used to be a road where chunks and chips of slones were shipped, and a going clear way round (from granite may still be found, few hanzlsome montanents the old French place to Willis There was also a polishing (r(clcdinc(meleries. Applebee's). We used to go shed on the Oliverian until "',lune l, 1893 was a gala through therewithahorsea.nd about 1900. Some of the day t'or Bradford, Piermont, buggy. The deeper quarrms granite was rafted down the anti llaverhill. The Black ttill were on the other side Connecticut from the landing Grannie Co. gave a picnic at (Applebee's side). Going behind the ltugh Underhill their Gove near the quarrms through the fields and the place (Book One). Both the and about In00 people were "woods. there was a big deep Ellsworth and Leazer families present. Men came in their quarry hole not more than a had stonesheds on Route 10, l ali hals, and prominent quarter of a mile from the which were still existing, persons were called on for fields, on the righthand side of ough dilapitated, as recently speeches.." the road. There were hardly as the 1930's. - any trees there then, but it is --  . Most of these quarries and Recollectimm of Susie White all grown up now. " ............ stonesheds ceased operations Mrs, Susie White of "There were two -. around lg00.Theyhadbecome Bradford remembers her buildings near the deepest ........ """'-- non-profitable because of uncle, l)an Wi,m, working in quarry hole, one for a boar- . - :. -.- competition, with other lhe Black llili cmnpany's dinghouse, and the other was ,'.":';=- .- .......... .=:-, ................ ! quames, such as those in quarries, lie cut the stonesills what they called the 'little Inaugural events since George Washington's time have centered on a simple, Barre, which were closer to and installed them at the old house', which was built on rail transportation and had a t)mfi in Bradford acruss from purpose for my father to live word oath prescribed by tbe Constitution. ilere, Abraham Lincoln In higher quality of granite, A the presen! bank), in when he took charge there, track spur up into the quarry When the quarry colnpany bul they closed the quarry the words, "l do solemnly swear that 1 will faithfully execute the Office of area on Catamount had been failed. Mr. Winn moved to befm'e he ever moved in there. President f the UnitedStates' and will t the best f my Ability' Matin John Del Pozzo at a quarry on Black Hilltn Plermont. cotsidered, but was deemed Barre to work in the (please turn to page I I) and defend the Constltutmn of the United State , Page 4-The Journal Opinion-January 14, 1981 A m|l i i i ii i i ,..., DRTHEA.'iT PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc. Publisher of Journal. I1 Opinion Weekly newspapor publked in Bredferd, Vermont, Svbscriptton ratos. Vermont nnd New Hempskire - Sg.0O per gent; $6.00 for six months; evt ef stnto . $12.00 pnr y nd $7.00 i nix months; Senior dtizen dlscnnt $2.00. Second den posle|n paid nt Bradford, Vnrmnnt 05033. PvbUthnd by Northeut Pvbitskin| ompeny, Inc., P.O. Box 378, Bradford. Robert F. Huminski President & Publisher v Bradford  Woodsville 802-222-5281   603-747-2016 An Independent Newspaper i m,l , i man to remember __ z__._ I "There was one thing about Gov. Wesley Powell--you were either for him or against him politically because you always knew where he stood. There was another thing, too. Even those who were against him had a tremendous amount of respect for him. both as a man and as a leader.  "One of New Hampshire's most extraordinary governors," U.S. Sen. Warren Rudman called him, and Rudman was one of Powell's op- ponents in his last bid for public office last year. Powell finished third in the ll-man U.S. Senate Republican primary. Although Powell ran many times for governor and the U.S. Senate, he Powell's abilities were recognized outside the State as well as within it, for he served as chairman of both the New England Governor's' Conference and the National Governors' Con- ference in 196!. One of the best tributes came from Woodsville businessman T. Borden Walker, a close friend of Powell for nearly 25 years. Said Walker: "He had the keenest mind of anyone that I ever met. He could spot a phony at a glance. He was not controlled by anyone on this earth. He was a religious man and put all his trust in God above." Others, like Walker, who knew Powell well, describe him as a sin- Wayne Kenyon Who, How, When, Where Vermont Representative Presidential Inaugurations New ittees fo reed by l)avidM. Maxfield ,the last time in 1912). the This precedent comm r Smithsonian News Service East Room of the White House established when (Gerald R. Ford, 1974). on decided to leave the .... - When l(onald Reagan is board Air Force One (Lyndon and. for the first time The Vermont lh)use has starlcd up commhtlecs, sorn m as the 40th president B. Johnson. 1963). a far- history, there was ;J;llll. I"irst off. we put iu Steve Morse as Thc Icttislalive priorities of the of the United Slales on Jan. 20. rehouse in Vermon! (Calvin contested presidential Speaker. Thell he told us where io go. Republican leadership become quite clear he and the notables gathered Coolidge, 1923) and. oddly, at lion. John Adams, It didn'l do any harm if you called Ul)OU revmwmg committee composition, on the platform will look out Brown's lintel in Washington defeated Thomas [ yourself a t(epublican. Appropriatious ('outrol ot flw two money committts over the sweeping federal city , John Tyler). following was nol personally a 'l)u(lgel) anti Ways and Means (taxes, s)gmfls a desire Ior lighl fiscal planning vista designed by Pierre William ltenry Harrison's figure, historian came oul 7 to 4. "rhrel oihers - ('ore- aml nmnaemeni. Commerce and 1,'Eufanl ill 1791 It will be a death in office in 1841. notes, but in his merce. (overnmenl Operations, and (;ovcrmm,:]l ()peralions serve to echo this new Inauguration Day view. George Washington himself address in 1797 he Nalural lCesources also received this concern. For the first time in took the oath on the balcony of himself to work for a marin. The (,verhehning majority on the American history, the Federal llall in New York ciliation of "various 11 was the Educalion Committee. Etlucalion('onmfilleeisdesignedloinsure inaugural ceremony will be City, the first capital of the opinions." hoxever, thai gol clobbered the hardesl. Ihal (;overnor Snclling's proposal for held at the West Front of" the tlniled States., By his own Perhaps the most ()nly ore, men]ber, a l)emocral, survived, slaleaid reh)rm has the best possible tI.S. Capitol. with its account, the retired general of all words of Thencw ratio is  lo 3. clam'e for passage. This plan. which calls panoramic view down the was reluctant to leave his however, were Four standing committees lost Iwo h)r shdcvi(le property reappraisal, will mile-longNational Mall to the Mounl Vernon home when Abraham Lincoln in members each in order lo form an-Energy also have In gain the approval of the Washington Monument and called by "the nation's first before the Civil War's t'onmfil!ce: Agriculture. Ilcalth and I{epuhlican-dominated money panels - the Lincoln Memorialbevond. voters to serve as president. "With malice toward Aellare. lustitutious, and Municipal Approprialions and Ways and Means This will mark a "long- lie fell. Washington wrote a with charity toward all . ('nrporalions and Elections. Also. Fishand The l)emocrats received five of the 15 awaited switch from the friend, not unlike "'a culprit us strive on to finish the (lame Iosl one member for this purpose, commiltee chairmanships. On General traditional swearing-in site at who is going to the place of his we are in. to bind We all voh,d on this change, and only aud Military and llealth and Welfare. they the East Front. a location execution." nation's wounds." diH'ered on which committees should be hohl a one vole edge, and on Energy and facing a paved plaza and a But Washington's ren- Beginning wi reduce(I. TransimrlaliotL they are one vote down. Ioop ofaccessstreets, dezvous with history was set. Washington's walk This reduclion, coupled will] the need in ,lu(liciary is now chaired by Norris tioyt, The change will give many As inaugural historian Federal Hall to St. find a place for displaced Appropriations the delealed candidate for Speaker. liere, thousands more Americans Francis Russell has written, Church for special and Educalion Committee members. Ihe l)emocrals hold a solid 7 to 4 mere- than in the past a direct view whether the newly adopted parades have been a CaLIsed a considerable shakeup in corn- I)ershipmargin. of the cerenmnies. At best. Constitution and its new part of most " mitten assiRnments. A place was easily If you have any legislative concernts, or 100.000 or so could be crowded Congress would endure or fall Indeed. when Jimmy found I or lotu" aysand Means members, need assishmcc wilh state or federal into the East Front area aparl seemed to depend on the surprised the Two Ix'call|e chairmen, and two were progranls, please let me know. Call 1-800- whereas an estimated half- genelal. "Washington was walking to the White appoinled vice-chairmen .... [our difterenl (;42-51) hrll free or 802-828-2228. million or more will be able to indi the father figure, more 1977, he was reviving gather on the slope of Capitol revered and honored than custom. Hill and the Mall for the oath- loved familiarity, a Thomas Jefferson. "' " taking and speeches, republican with the dignity of seems incredible to -..,y,. There is practicality in the a monarch, standing above walked back to /  ,,"  f.-...,, re-location as well. The new shifting opinions and party Washington boarding "/\\; - .':,iTN" .  ,. .' , . site causes fewer construction strife, a symbol of all after his swearing- " " 3" " "'" ". , ," ' '" "),.r. ,):" ,- li>' ' ' ') "'' "" ,'  ... , .a. ,. .ilk -: ,.., J , , demands than the old. and Americans. receive the citizens who(  " a \\;,,,', r , " " ' "  ) 'I' " -,, says Sen. Claiborne Pell (D- Congress. meanwhile, had to call. Later, "'to the ,_ ,...r,iO)l)t.V  . ,v-,.- .- - ...=- -  ..  , # ",, ,- .. ,* r-. , " R.I.). member of the Joint been working on the inaugural Durbinf his fellOWwritesboarders."in . Congressional Committee on arrangements, and on April ') - .- r,, l'liv a.- ( " , t..'.,,.,- 1 "lr, ._ ' --, . ,.,. Inaugural Ceremonies. the 30. 1789. a week after Cavalcade. '- )-' I" a atr. 'ff.*'A, " United States will "save a Washington arrived in New sisted on taking ...... - ,,. r ..... good deal of money" as a York. the ceremony originally the foot of the J ,.i.,, .L,ki,,i result, scheduled for March 4 but farthest away 1/.:,...-., Beginning with Andrew delayed for one thing or fire at a dinner Jackson's great day in 1829 another, at last took place, civic andmilitar, when the planners decided to "'All the bells in the city rang The ball at the end "'-Granae 0000-uarr;es movo the ceremony from out a peal of joy," a 17-year-inevitably inside the Capitol to the steps old girl reported after the inaugural day has outside. 35 inaugurals have ceremony, "and the multitude been a special event From the days of first - been held at the East Portico. before us sent forth a shout as purpose has changed served only in the governorship. But eere, warm, kind, considerate, settlement, the people of this  The last was Jimmy Carter's seemed to rend the skies." past 200 years. his years in office from 1958-2 were compassionate man who took a area not only cleared the land   , C in 1977. To explain why it took What the general was 1800s, "they were T . * so Ion to move around to the rather hke , acknowledged to have brought lasting genuine interest in the neonle he." for cultivation and for timber, ' ,   k. :.. !"" g wearing that day is of par- " . . .  ---r . '  ',\\;' ,,[.  " . .... improvement tothestatemhlstop-to- asked to vote for him but dug deeper to bring out i." ,,. --.,...  .,. more handsome and spaemur hcular interest to histormns Margaret Klapthor, ,,,** ......... ,,,);,-,,., ,., ), ........ " ..... great slabs of granite for " ,,-  i.   "', -'i:  ,.I'L,. ", ?i setting on the w.est requires a "and collectors. He was attired history curator _ IX) n, yes, out mat was making their house and barn L   :.; '.. '-, ..  ,i, word about the changing in an American-made brown Smithsonian s D overnment g . because he had strong beliefs and foundations, doorstens, fen-  ," ....... ' ,  ,  appearance of the nations suit trimmed with metal Museum of American 11 es--a hea t -  (  capital butto ta wthanea lesa s, but toda 'tl His serious i ness rt a- acted upon them, and nobody ever ceposts and millstones ::. k  i!i :  .J[iL: L: "vl.- "-= " - nss'mped " g Y y ,, ........... :- ..: ...... ,, .... a ....... -,  --, , " " l  .,. ..L'[[  ' '_4 jmt[ Quite simply, until the 20th in relief white silk stockings become political, tac an toz m ma m t)mu a . conTle(e,,. S l,Wltla. y . .... ' :=' :: ' : " " " - centur the N i ' ' --' rew .... t..., h ..... ho.o " ;n .,.a^.i...^...a.,=- ..... .,' + ll,v|llCamllr-  L" ''-" ,1 y, atonal Mall low shoes and sdver buckles ard for peopLe t:c,zt,a, ,,.,,v,,,,,,. -.- r,aam wrvntsu,tnl. " " * " mont  ll " .ad':2. -..  ">*"L "" was a mess Railroad tracks with a tl e,,.a.ri ta th,'cid worked on the t.a 1973--probably contributed to hi In the words of T. Borden Walker, We know that the ].:. , :a, o,  -'sl, crmscrossed the area only a It s the buttons thatsetastyle They also b  later political defeats. He died all too "May his soul rest,!n peace; hewillbe ialarlO;( Ridge between ?   \\; -.  * feesYrdtsfrnbhereluheaet for future yars; they were much lar ioc vl,,t*hoafg, g, I,,r, ct ..... ,,,,n '' ' Corn(r and tier- ;" ql/ ,,  P - ' ' g , the forerunner of all later nawsdays, se L a n)o))( as quazrzed as earlyas ,< ,.   , .... .,, a shanty town once existed inaugural special memen- be .]tted .  ,o ...,:o:..<,,  ' ,   . nearb.y and a neighboring toes--ribbons, badges, presictent urmt .... ' .... :*,. "*,= :": :' :<- '_ " .' ; Ir ........  .......... .,._.x _, ;- ):, _ - = ,: ............ ar e  r of Newburv. While at ":' - " "- " weal Give our up andreturntothemaster first inaugural address was cautins: "It's Peacham. he was captured by design for Washington, D.C., delivered not in public as it is people. You don't ever the Britisl and Tortes (Book Granite from Briar Hill, showing drill holes, envisioned by L'Enfant, But toda y--but behind closed anyone you know. )O Two). ( even by the 1930s, the Mall doors to the combined Houses there's not even any is on nupracticai ' and never was stonesheds t here. Oxbow built. " rejuvenation was far from of Congress meeting in the dance." Newbury village. Granite BlackllilIGraaiteCompany Northllaverhillquarries finished. Then World War II Senate chamber. It was While the inaugural ball The Bradford Fire Department, as fast as they may respond, from Catanmunl was used in The Piernonl history tells During the 1800's. there came along and up went rows Jackson. the frontier populist, seems here to of dreary "'temporary" office who moved the ceremony 1910s and then the 1920s, aided by firefighters from surroun- Prevention, and alertness, are the building the jail in ltaverhill in n. fla! Slephen Leazer was in as extensive granite buildings that once again outside in 1829. decades, no galas were din.gtowns, fought its18thblazeofthe best way to give our hard-pressed 1793. lhe granile business for quarrying on North Quarrying on Catamount several years previousto 190., llaverhill's Briar Hill. alteredceremonialthe landscapeintended addressesThe contentalso differedf the laterfrom wereWdrWincompatibleWilsn felt current winter season last Saturday, firefighters a break. It was a quick and nearby Black Hill was using a quarry on Black Hill especially at the top of Pond Through all this, the East Washington's largely because seriousness of the but lost the fight because the house response once they gotthealarm that extensive throughout the and owning a cutting shop I.edge (overlooking French Front kept its special honor of his unanimous electoral Hardings and the was too far gone by the time they got enabled them to put out the recent 1800"s, and is mentioned in across the road from his house Pond). there. Low Mansion fire before it could Jackson's Geology of New on Route 10. Following a Evereil Keith and Carl until the decision t0 move weStwas made in 1980. support1792, in 1788 and again in aWereinmurningQuaker, wasn't Hampshire as an active in- proposal hy George W. (Tink) - Sawyer remember Of course, since the first Something of a catharsis for Some inaugural balls Bradford Fire Chief MelvinBenzie destroy that famous landmark, dustry in 1840. Jackson Chapman of Haverhill that a Irving Thayer (uncle of has some good advice for There's another way in which reported that the granite'was company be formed toopen a Ornmn and Irving) telling inauguration in 17S9, the American people, been bigger hits homeowners to help prevent fires in citizens can help their firemen--too capable of taking a high ledge andtoquarrygraniteon about lmuling granite from presidents have taken the inauguration speechesusually of course, with this winter when many motorists sight-seeing at a fire polish, but being Close to the a large scale, the "Black Hill Briar Ilill into woodsville for simple 35-word oath of office serve as an act of political Harrison, James surface it had too. many Granite Company" was in- use in building the courthouse prescribed by the Constitution healing, helping to restore and Grover Cleveland, heating keep scene can get in their way. While no fractures for monument use, corporated in 1890. Besides  1890) and the Woodsville in a variety of places--the national unity following hard- others t41msts at your good repair one claims it was in any way so it was used mostly for Mr. Chapnmn and Mr. Leazer, Public Library (1894). The Senate and House chambers fought campaigns. (pleaseturntolmgell) and check ; don't responsible for preventing destruc- foundations and fenceposts, the other principal promoters granite was moved on sleds Many of the houses in were William It. Page of during the winter, out of the Smithsonian News Service Art courtesy of National MuseuofAmericanHistor)' overload wood stoves or furnaces; tion of the Goshen Road house, fire Haverhill Corner and Pier- ttaverbillandiliramBowenof quarries by the old Joel   - i and keep chimneys from becoming trucks shuttling back and forth to the mont have foundations of Piermont. The Piermont French place, then across ;-' ,o' . - choked with soot and creosote, scene to get water to fight the fire Catamount or Black Hill history says: land now belonging to Everett ::. :  The Upper Valley area isforttmate were somewhat hampered by traffic. Granite. "Mr. Leazer was made Keith to the Bancroft farm, A fairly large shallow ['orenmn of work in the and coming out by the present to have so many Most are attracted tO a quarry area can still be found quarry: a granite polisher was Cottage ttospital, or perhaps ments  out of sympathy to see on the ridge behind the Swain ordered from Boston and by Carroll ttastings'. sacrifice their time whose house it is, or just plain sight: house, (on Route 10: how Del began to work in November of (one firemen was seeing, Fire officials suggest that you Pozzos'). The layers of granite that year with Eben Morrill as Recollections of Helen =: inhalation in park your ear well away from the run parallel to the surface. Olxrator. A big derrick.called Tewksbury which James Page of Benton. lhe 'Grafton County Giant' of Swiftwater " " to respond swiftly to fires. But ene and walk to the scene, and then a geologist, says is because was raised December 3rd. In "'My Dad (Horace best fire department in the world > outside the fire lines so firemen this was a "dome". where May 1891 monmnents were set Wheeler) used to work at the can't overcome a fire that is molten lava pushed up aU2d up in Warren for George ttle quarries, but they were derneath the surface and Mrs. Talbirl... mostly closed up before I was advanced before they even.get there, are fighting your remained there, hardening in "The company owned 100 born (1895) . .. give themabreak, parallel layers. The domewas acres on the north side of "We kids usXed to play deep below the sin-face, but Black llill . . . where they there, where they cut up the '   the earth over it has since worked three quarries. The granite. There were big holes worn away. granite was free from iron and full of water, which we There were several stone- t()k a beautiful polish, but the weren't supposed to g.o near -- dressing sheds down on the limber could not he quarried but sometimes we d(1, without main road (Route 10). in-in large enough blocks that Mother knowing about it. clnding one just north of the were free from imperfections There were a lot of frogs .intersection with the River to make the business there, which we used to chase Road. and another near the profilable. Several carloads of and catch. present Black Hill Road, building blocks and paving "There used to be a road where chunks and chips of slones were shipped, and a going clear way round (from granite may still be found, few hanzlsome montanents the old French place to Willis There was also a polishing (r(clcdinc(meleries. Applebee's). We used to go shed on the Oliverian until "',lune l, 1893 was a gala through therewithahorsea.nd about 1900. Some of the day t'or Bradford, Piermont, buggy. The deeper quarrms granite was rafted down the anti llaverhill. The Black ttill were on the other side Connecticut from the landing Grannie Co. gave a picnic at (Applebee's side). Going behind the ltugh Underhill their Gove near the quarrms through the fields and the place (Book One). Both the and about In00 people were "woods. there was a big deep Ellsworth and Leazer families present. Men came in their quarry hole not more than a had stonesheds on Route 10, l ali hals, and prominent quarter of a mile from the which were still existing, persons were called on for fields, on the righthand side of ough dilapitated, as recently speeches.." the road. There were hardly as the 1930's. - any trees there then, but it is --  . Most of these quarries and Recollectimm of Susie White all grown up now. " ............ stonesheds ceased operations Mrs, Susie White of "There were two -. around lg00.Theyhadbecome Bradford remembers her buildings near the deepest ........ """'-- non-profitable because of uncle, l)an Wi,m, working in quarry hole, one for a boar- . - :. -.- competition, with other lhe Black llili cmnpany's dinghouse, and the other was ,'.":';=- .- .......... .=:-, ................ ! quames, such as those in quarries, lie cut the stonesills what they called the 'little Inaugural events since George Washington's time have centered on a simple, Barre, which were closer to and installed them at the old house', which was built on rail transportation and had a t)mfi in Bradford acruss from purpose for my father to live word oath prescribed by tbe Constitution. ilere, Abraham Lincoln In higher quality of granite, A the presen! bank), in when he took charge there, track spur up into the quarry When the quarry colnpany bul they closed the quarry the words, "l do solemnly swear that 1 will faithfully execute the Office of area on Catamount had been failed. Mr. Winn moved to befm'e he ever moved in there. President f the UnitedStates' and will t the best f my Ability' Matin John Del Pozzo at a quarry on Black Hilltn Plermont. cotsidered, but was deemed Barre to work in the (please turn to page I I) and defend the Constltutmn of the United State ,