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Dorothy Canfield Fisher in Arlington

A Bennington Historical Society Presentation

For many years Dorothy Canfield Fisher was Vermont’s best known woman of letters. A prolific writer with an international reputation, she was an ardent promoter of Vermont life and values.

Born to James and Flavia (Camp) Canfield in Kansas on February 17, 1879, Dorothy Canfield never lost her connection with her Canfield family heritage in Arlington, Vermont. This relationship to her heritage and the values of rural life was expressed through her personal life and writing.

This presentation will look at Fisher’s relationship with her Arlington neighbors through some of the small, daily events that took place there, and how they reflected her relationship with the world in many ways.

About the Presenter:
Bill Budde is curator of the Russell Vermontiana Collection in Arlington, author of the history of Arlington, historian for the 363-year-old Scots’ Charitable Society, and a professional genealogist. A flat lander from Western New York, he lives in Arlington.

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