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Meet Mr. Bixby – legendary Vergennes philanthropist

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Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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JEFF FRITZ, ABOVE, played Mr. William G. Bixby on Sunday for a group of about 40 guests who toured the Vergennes library to learn more about its history. The eight-foot diameter stained glass dome, below left, is one of the architectutral highlights of Bixby Library. Independent photos/Trent Campbell

This past Sunday afternoon some lucky history buffs got to meet a 188-year-old Vergennes icon. Adorning his classic brown suit and tie and capped off with his fez, Mr. William Grove Bixby gave a tour of his namesake, the Bixby Memorial Library.

Not buying it?

OK, neither are we.

Of course the original Bixby is dead. In fact he died way back in February of 1907. But his legacy is very much still alive in the Little City.

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