Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, 54 Elm Street, Woodstock, Windsor County, VT
54 Elm Street, Woodstock, VT
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Documentation compiled after 2000.
Survey number HALS VT-1
See also, HAER No. VT-27, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Carriage Roads.
Significance: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is the only national park to focus on the conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in the U.S. The park is named for George Perkins Marsh, an environmentalist who grew up on the property, and for Frederick Billings, a conservationist who ran a dairy farm and professionally managed the forest on what was the Marsh farm. Billings's granddaughter Mary French Rockefeller and her husband Laurence continued Billings's forestry and farming practices. In 1983 the Rockefellers established the Billings Farm & Museum to continue the working dairy and to interpret agricultural history and life in rural Vermont to the public. The park was created in 1992 when the Rockefellers donated the property; today (2003) the park consists of the mansion grounds and the surrounding 550-acre forest. (text from park website)
Conservation & Restoration
Marsh, George Perkins
Rockefeller, Mary French
Rockefeller, Laurence S.
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Historic American Landscape Survey (Library of Congress)
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