How Ludlow Street Got its Name

Street and building names in a town often memorialize the people who helped to create them, but as time goes on and memories fade, the stories behind those names can become lost. Take, for example, Rochester’s Ludlow Street. Do you know for what or whom it is named?  The story of Ludlow Street starts with the Chapman family. William Clark Chapman and his brother, Charles Sherwin Chapman, grew up in and around Ludlow, Vermont. When William was 16 years old, the Chapman family moved from … [Read more...]

Vermont Anytime of Year

Vermont, Anyone? What do you think of when you think about the state of Vermont? Do you think of teddy bears, covered bridges, or maple sugar? Well, that is what I thought of before my journey to the small state squeezed in between New York and New Hampshire. Sure, they make those teddy bears for every occasion, covered bridges are numerous and only the best maple sugar comes from Vermont. However, I found much more in this mountainous, green region in the Northeast – I found Vermonters and … [Read more...]