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Edmunds vs Susie's Peak

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Catalog Information

Title
Edmunds vs Susie's Peak
Accession Number
2017.024.0066
Type
Mysteries
Gift of
Robert Underhill
Collection Title
Misc
Collection Description
Misc
Source
Bob Underhill
Format Description
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Place
Where did the name Susie's Peak come from?  It is Edmunds Peak according to the USGS (United States Geologic Survey).  That designation likely derives from the Edmunds family that were in Chippenhook by the late 1770's.  The Edmunds Cemetery is on Gravel Pit Rd just off West Tinmouth Rd.

The earliest reference to Susie's Peak found in the Rutland Herald thus far is from 1976.  Though it would require usage of the name Susie's Peak having begun many years prior, one speculation is that Susie was Susie M. Barstow (1836 - 1923) of NYC.  Susie was an accomplished hiker in New England, NY, and Europe and also an accomplished landscape artist.  As can be seen in the attached article, she did some of her landscapes here in Clarendon.  What became of those paintings or what they were of is not known, but it is not too far fetched to hypothesize a painting done up on Susie's Peak after a hike she did.