Ray W. Collins

Ray W. Collins (HM1MHL)

Location: Colchester, VT 05446 Chittenden County
Country: United States of America
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N 44° 33.572', W 73° 9.693'

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A descendant of one of Burlington's original settlers, Ray Williston Collins was born on this farm on February 11, 1887. After graduating from Burlington High School and the University of Vermont, Collins joined the Boston Red Sox in 1909 and soon established himself as one of the best left-handed pitchers in the American League. In 1913-14 he won a combined 39 games for the Red Sox, and his lifetime ERA is an impressive 2.51. When his career was cut short by an injury in 1915, Collins returned to this farm and for 35 years struggled to make a living as a dairy farmer. He was active in community affairs; among other things, he represented Colchester in the Vermont Legislature from 1941-43 and served as a University of Vermont trustee in the 1950s. Ray Collins still lived on this farm when he died on January 9, 1970.
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HM NumberHM1MHL
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 2:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 646004 N 4935665
Decimal Degrees44.55953333, -73.16155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 33.572', W 73° 9.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 33' 34.32" N, 73° 9' 41.58" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4211 Roosevelt Hwy, Colchester VT 05446, US
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