Spiritualist and ReformerAchsa Sprague was born and lived in Plymouth Notch, teaching in the stone school by age 12. At 20, she contracted a mysterious disease and spent seven years bedridden, waking one day miraculously cured. Attributing recovery to angelic powers, she became a trance medium and lectured on Spiritualism throughout the United States and Canada. Sprague was a prolific author of Spiritualist articles, prose, poems, and letters through automatic writing, which she claimed was controlled by worldly energies. She supported women's suffrage, prison reform, and the abolition of slavery. Sprague died at age 34 and is buried in the Plymouth Notch Cemetery. Her tombstone is engraved with her verse, "I Still Live."
|Placed By||Vermont Division for Historic Preservation|
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|Date Added||Thursday, May 11th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 683733 N 4822857|
|Decimal Degrees||43.53605000, -72.72600000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 32.163', W 72° 43.56'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 32' 9.78" N, 72° 43' 33.6" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 198-358 Messer Hill Rd, Plymouth VT 05056, US|
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