Message from Jeffrey Marshall:
Alas, Swift doesn't say, though she writes "For many years the residents
of Burlington, the 'Queen City,' agitated to get the state capital moved
to their city." I suspect that agitation ended long before the nickname
was commonly used.
Queen City Park was a Spiritualist camp grounds from 1882 until well
into the 20th century. Its original 1882 constitution names it "Forest
City Park," but within a few months a motion was passed to substitute
"Queen" for "Forest," also inserting "South" before Burlington to
correct its mistaken location.
But I think we've already established that the nickname is older than that.
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karen stites wrote:
> I believe that Esther Swift's Place Names of Vermont (or Vermont
> Place-Names) includes what little is known about Burlington's nickname
> of The Queen City. Is it short for
> --- On *Mon, 7/21/08, Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
> /<[log in to unmask]>/* wrote:
> From: Kristin Peterson-Ishaq <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: From Schmidt Re: Fwd: Question Re Queen City
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Monday, July 21, 2008, 2:30 PM
> Note: Fred Schmidt's response follows at the end of this message.
> Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
> Center for Research on Vermont
> Kristin Peterson-Ishaq wrote:
> > My grandmother worked as a waitress in about 1900 at Queen City Park
> > (or something like that). And I think I recall seeing a postmark with
> > Queen City.
> > Robert H. Rodgers
> > Lyman-Roberts Professor of Classical Languages and Literature
> > University of Vermont
> > Classics Department
> > 481 Main Street, Burlington VT 05405-0218
> > Director, Center for Research on Vermont
> > Quoting Kristin Peterson-Ishaq <[log in to unmask]>:
> >> Hi--
> >> I am forwarding below a query to crvnet from Sylvia Bugbee.
> >> Thank you for your attention.
> >> Sincerely,
> >> Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
> >> ---Forwarded Message---
> >> I'm trying to nail down when Burlington was first called the Queen
> >> I know that it's probably been sent over the list before, but I
> >> no one solved the question. Could you put the question out on the
> >> Many thanks,
> >> Sylvia Bugbee
> >> <[log in to unmask]>
> >> ---End of Forwarded Message---
> I believe Queen City Park now refers to an area that is in South
> Burlington, And the legacy of that locale is a church summer camp and
> retreat grounds. Was it Baptist?
> Fred Schmidt, Center for Rural Studies
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