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Bixby library to celebrate first 100 years

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Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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THE BIXBY LIBRARY in Vergennes will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Oct. 13. Independent photo/Trent Campbell.

VERGENNES — Back in 1907, Vergennes native William Gove Bixby surprised fellow townspeople in his will by leaving much of his estate — the bulk of which he inherited from his sister — for the purpose of building a new public library in his hometown.

Five years later, workers finished building the Bixby Free Memorial Library, and 100 years after that — on Oct. 13, a week from Saturday, to be precise — the Vergennes institution named after Bixby will hold a party to celebrate its 100th birthday.

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