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Season 1, Episode 30: Calvin Coolidge and Plymouth Notch
We are heading to New England for the idyllic setting of Plymouth Notch, Vermont, a tiny town in the Green Mountains, and the birthplace of Calvin Coolidge. Often remembered for his nickname, “Silent Cal,” learn about how the town shaped this president!
About the Historic Site from Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.
Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site from Vermont.gov.
Calvin Coolidge Homestead District from the National Park Service page.
CBS Sunday Morning on Plymouth Cheese (highly recommend!) From my July 2020 Visit!
Visiting Calvin in the Summer of Covid. Calvin Coolidge marker at the Historic District In the Calvin Coolidge Historic District! The general store/post office; Calvin was born in the dark attachment. Our tour guide giving us the lay of the land; most buildings were closed due to Covid. Calvin Coolidge Homestead, and where Calvin took the oath in August 1923. Historic marker at the Homestead Calvin Coolidge birthplace! Calvin Coolidge birthplace! At the Calvin Coolidge Birthplace! Calvin’s crib, in the Visitor Center/Museum. From my July 2021 Visit!
The general store festooned with Plymouth flags. Entering Calvin Coolidge’s birthplace, on the back of the general store. The simple kitchen with Coolidge furnishings. Most of the belongings were Coolidge owned. The bedroom where Calvin was born. Another view of the bedroom. Access between the general store and Coolidge home. Main living room. It was a beautiful day in Plymouth Notch. The homestead. The main drag in Plymouth Notch. In Plymouth Notch. With the old sign, now in the Summer White House, above the general store. In front of the birthplace, recreating the 2020 photo! At the Calvin Coolidge Historic District sign. Plymouth Notch and the Calvin Coolidge HIstoric District! Stopping by The Plymouth Cheese Company.
Postcard of Coolidge Birthplace
Postcard capturing the idyll of Plymouth
Plymouth in Winter!
Plymouth Map…still pretty much the same
Calvin Coolidge Portrait by Charles Hopkinson.
Calvin Coolidge Birthplace: 236 Coolidge Memorial Road, Plymouth, Vermont.
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Sobel, Robert. Coolidge: An American Enigma.
Fuess, Claude. Calvin Coolidge – The Man from Vermont.