Romanians caught at border
Derby has a long, proud history. At one time the Clyde River powered a multitude of mills, and farming has always been an important part of life in border community. It is now known for its growing retail district.
The Derby Historical Society is looking for photos associated with the history of the border community: people, places, buildings, or events. Photos of the construction of I-91 as it passed through Derby in the 1960s would also be greatly appreciated. People with such photos are asked to bring them to the historical society museum on October 20 from 2 to 4 pm. for Old Photo Day. Members of the historical society will scan them on site and will include them in the society’s archives. Museum tours and refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t have photos to share. Come and travel back into the history of Derby.
The historical society’s museum is located on Derby’s Main Street. It’s located in the white building immediately to the left of North Country Union Junior High School in the building that once served as the North Hall of Derby Academy. People with questions about the event, or who wish to know more about the historical society, can contact Bill Gardyne at (802) 766-5324, Allen Yale at (802) 766-5159, or Scott Wheeler at (802) 3345920.
Kelley’s Cabins were located just outside the Derby Line Village limits on Route 5.
This mill was located near where Route 105 crosses the Clyde River leaving the Village of Derby Center of Derby headed toward Charleston
World War I troops parading on Derby Line’s Main Street.