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 From Karl Bridges <[log in to unmask]>:

I did see the use of "queen city of the Green Mountains" in the New  
York Times for August 5, 1865, p. 5


Quoting Kristin Peterson-Ishaq <[log in to unmask]>:

> 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.
>
> Jeff Marshall
> <[log in to unmask]
>
>
>
> 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   
>> One-of-the-Prettiest-Cities-in-America?
>>
>> --- 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
>>    City.
>>    >>
>>    >> I know that it's probably been sent over the list before, but I
>>    think
>>    >> no one solved the question.  Could you put the question out on the
>>    list?
>>    >>
>>    >> 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
>>    <[log in to unmask]>
>>
>>
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