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Barney Crosier newspaper articles, 1976-1999.
Crosier, Barney, 1922-
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 315  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Crosier, Barney, 1922-
Title : Barney Crosier newspaper articles, 1976-1999.
Physical Description : .25 linear ft.
Summary :

The collection includes photocopies of newspaper articles about Vermont History and country ways written by Barney Crosier during the period 1976-1999. Most, if not all, of these articles appeared in the Vermont Living section of the Rutland Herald. The collection does not include copies of his "Windchaff" series that appeared on the Op Ed pages of the same newspaper.

Biographical or historical data :

Bernard Harley "Barney" Crosier was born on November 25, 1922, in Wilmington, Vermont, and grew up on two dairy farms there. In 1941 he graduated from Wilmington High School where he was the editor of the school newspaper. He attended Vermont Agricultural School in Randolph Center, Vermont. In 1945 he married Agnes Bryant of Springfield, a student nurse at Gifford Hospital in Randolph. Five days after they married, Barney Crosier shipped off to the war in Europe where he served in Italy. After the war he and his wife settled in Springfield, Vermont, and raised five children.

Crosier became the Herald's Springfield reporter in 1957 at $75 a week. He worked for 45 years as a reporter, bureau chief, Sunday features writer and columnist for the Rutland Daily herald, and later for the Sunday edition of the Herald and Times Argus. In 1971 he began a column called "In Windsor County" about life growing up on a farm in southern Vermont in the 1930s and 40s. The column became known as "Windchaff" in 1975. He retired in January 2002.

Subject Term : Farm life Vermont.
Country life Vermont.
Geographic Term : Vermont Description and travel.
Vermont Biography.
Vermont History.
Added Author : Rutland Herald.
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