The Darlings of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

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The History Press, 2008 - History - 127 pages
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Drop in on the Darling family, pioneers and princes of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Harriet Fisher interviews the friends and employees of Elmer Darling, who was as attentive to the needs of his mountain community in Vermont as he was to the lodgers of his luxury hotel in Manhattan. Not content to halt there, Fisher tracks the family all the way back to its arrival in America and its hard-earned settlement of the rugged Vermont wilderness. The resulting family portrait provides glimpses of everything from the stately manor of Burklyn Hall to the signed note to Alfred Darling that President Lincoln wrote the day before his assassination.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Acknowledgements
9
Introduction
11
In Sight of Burke Mountain
13
The Eight Generations of Darling American Ancestry
15
Ebenezer Darling
17
The Burke Hollow Meetinghouse
18
Henry George Darling
22
Elmer Builds His Dream House
67
Elmer Furnishes His House
74
Christmas at Darlings
80
Morgan Horses at the Darling Farms
83
The American Jersey Cattle Club
87
The Creamery at Mountain View Farm
91
Laughter and Fun with Elmer A Darling
94
Burke Mountain Clubhouse and Library
97

Major Benjamin Whitcomb
24
Charles Burbank Darling
26
Charles Melvin Darling
28
Alfred Burbank Darling
32
The Fifth Avenue Hotel
37
The Amen Corner
40
A Day with Elmer Darling at the Fifth Avenue Hotel
42
Mountain View Farm
45
Elmer Helps Revitalize East Burke
50
Lucius A Darling
53
The Bear Story
56
Old Schoolhouse Is Saved
57
Henry G Darling II
59
The Boulders at Willoughby Lake
64
Lyndon Institute
100
Elmers Surprise Eightieth Birthday Party
102
Darling Inn The Gem in the Green
104
About Twenty Thousand Visitors a Year Visit Darling State Forest Park
107
The Lincoln Document
110
The Young Ladies Club
112
Elmer A Darling Dies at Burklyn
114
Elmer A Darling Leaves Great Legacy
116
Tribute to Elmer Darling
118
Afterword
121
What Has Been Going On in Recent Years
124
Darling Family Burials
126
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