Presidents Day in Vermont

At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was president. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible. Born in Plymouth, Vermont, on July 4, 1872, Coolidge, sometimes refered to as "Silent Cal," was the son of a village storekeeper. Chester A. Arthur -- dignified, tall, and handsome, with clean-shaven chin and side-whiskers - was said t

At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was president. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible. Born in Plymouth, Vermont, on July 4, 1872, Coolidge, sometimes refered to as "Silent Cal," was the son of a village storekeeper. Chester A. Arthur -- dignified, tall, and handsome, with clean-shaven chin and side-whiskers - was said to look like a president. The son of a Baptist preacher who had emigrated from northern Ireland, Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont, in 1829.

To learn more about President Coolidge, click here.

To learn more about President Arthur, click here.