Great falls and Little falls
are on the Passumpsic river here. In the Great falls the water
descends about sixty-five feet in a distance of thirty rods. Pretty
pond is situated in the western part of the town. Several streams
Theodore N. Vail, head of the
American Telegraph & Telephone Company and of the Western Union
Telegraph Company, one of the great captains of industry of the
United States, has established a beautiful home near Lyndonville.
Here he operates a large farm on scientific principles, and here he
has established the Lyndon Agricultural school, which is doing
excellent work in teaching Vermont boys the principles of modern
At Lyndonville, the largest
village in town, is located the railroad shops and division
headquarters of the Boston & Maine railroad.
This town has furnished three
Vermont congressmen, Thomas Bartlett, Jr., William Cahoon, and Isaac
Fletcher. A monument as been erected at Lyndon Ceneter to
Revolutionary soldiers and officers.