March 7 2023 ballot: Here is the ballot for Vernon’s March 7, 2023 election.    Select board 3 years         Jean Carr  Select board 2 years          Ken Bloom                                                 Brandon Bucossi                                                 Susan Miller Treasurer                              Cindy Turnley Delinquent Tax Collector   Marylynn Scherlin Lister                                      Chad Baldwin Town Moderator                 Tim Arsenault  First Constable                    none Second Constable                none School board 3 years          Kerry Amidon School board 2 years          Sarah Deyo School Moderator               Tim Arsenault   School budget     Shall the Vernon Town School District adopt a budget of $7,650,043 to defray it’s expenses and liabilities for the 2023-2024 school year?

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‘Hunt’ing Down History, Part 13

By Barbara Emery Moseley

NOTE: This series chronicles the generations of Vernon’s Hunt family, all related to Jonathan Hunt of “Governor Hunt Road” fame. If you’ve missed any installments in this series, you can catch up here!

Although George Vanderbilt’s 600-room mansion “Belleville,” in Ashville, NC, still demanded attention from Richard Morris Hunt, in 1893, he also became involved in the plans for buildings at the “World’s Columbian Exposition” in Chicago. Its purpose was to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’s discovery of America. The city, now mostly recovered from its disastrous 1871 fire, had been chosen by Congress. There was pressure, also, to produce a structure that should surpass in every way the iconic Eiffel Tower, which had been built for the 1867 Paris Exposition.

The oversight of the massive project and the selection of architects, fell to Daniel Burnham of Chicago, an architect himself. He was told to meet with “the greatest architects America has to offer: George Post, Charles McKim, and Richard Morris Hunt.” Hunt — a scion of the Hunt family in Vernon — was the nation’s “most venerable architect,” and also “a man of legendary irascibility,” Burnham later wrote.