Monday, August 11, 2008

My Class at Lyndon Institute

Last week I took a three day graduate class — "Teaching Mathematics to Students with ADD/ADHD and LD." It was at Lyndon Institute (LI) in Lyndon Center, Vermont. What follows are some photos that I took of the views and area around the campus.

It has been raining daily for weeks (roads out, roads washed away, crops ruined, cats going nuts inside) and below you can see a rainstorm going over Burke Mountain in Burke. This photo is the view from LI.

Burke Mountain — the mountain barely visible on the left in the back.
There is a road through the cemetery (foreground) that is named the Heaven Road.
It was raining when I drove by or I would have taken a photo of the sign.

Lyndon Institute Alumni Museum and Alumni Center at Thompson Cottage 2006.
Dedicated to the memory of Norma Gordon Austin '40 for her faithfulness.

Darling Campus
Dedicated in honor of the significant contributions, lifetime service and generosity of the Darling Family throughout the history of Lyndon Institute.
October 31, 1992

Another view from the front lawn of LI. The church is
the Free Baptist Church of Lyndon Center.

I would love to read a summer novel in these chairs on the front lawn of the school.

The view of Burke Mountain on the third day.

ELIZABETH ROWELL THOMPSON

Born in Lyndon, Vermont, in a log house, February 21, 1821.

Daughter of Samuel Rowell, a farmer, and Mary Atwood, being one of twelve children and brought up under hardships and privations, Elizabeth had little schooling. At age nine she went out to work as a domestic servant at twenty-five cents a week.

Elizabeth Rowell was both beautiful and kind. At age twenty-two she met and married Thomas Thompson of Boston, Massachusetts, a wealthy graduate of Harvard College and collector of valuable fine arts. Together they did much to alleviate the sources of human misery for others.

After Mr. Thompson's death she was interested in and gave to find the causes of yellow fever, provide business pursuits for the heads of families, improve medical and scientific research, help child widows in India, and improve and establish the right relations between capital and labor.

She founded the town of Longmont, Kansas in the Rocky Mountains [see note below] and gave to Congress Carpenter's painting of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by Lincoln in the presence of his cabinet.

She would have been a remarkable woman at any time but was one of the great women of her time.

Died in Littleton, New Hampshire, July 20, 1899.

NOTE: Elizabeth did not found a town in Kansas, but in Colorado.
Everyday I went over Miller's Run Bridge (built 1878, restored 1995) from VT Rte 122 to the school.


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2 comments:

  1. Andree,
    What a beautiful landscape though it comes at a huge cost in crops and roads and nutso cats! Wow.

    I hope your summer is going well.

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  2. WOW! What a beautiful place! Great spot for a workshop, you must have loved it!

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