Wagon Wheels Farm

Wagon Wheels Farm (HM1M40)

Location: Royalton, VT 05068 Windsor County
Country: United States of America
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N 43° 50.099', W 72° 30.727'

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Tourists Accommodated, 1937-1942

The farmhouse on this site, dating from the late-18th century, was purchased by Irene and Robert Slater in 1934, along with a barn and 145 acres of land. During the Great Depression, like many Vermont farmers, the Slaters took in tourists to supplement their income from dairy farming and maple sugaring. In 1937 and '38 the famous New York artist Edward Hopper and his wife, Josephine, spent month-long sojourns at Wagon Wheels while Hopper painted watercolors of the farm property and the landscape along the White River. In 1941 First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt stayed overnight in the farmhouse, traveling from the White House to inspect Camp William James, an offshoot of the Civilian Conservation Corps in nearby Tunbridge.
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HM NumberHM1M40
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 700018 N 4856553
Decimal Degrees43.83498333, -72.51211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 50.099', W 72° 30.727'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 50' 5.94" N, 72° 30' 43.62" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 767-903 VT-110, Royalton VT 05068, US
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