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The Great 1928 Budget Debate

We tend to project our own assumptions about party positions onto events long past. For example, we assume that Democrats always advocated for increased government spending, at least more so […]

The Coolidges Move West

Are you a Coolidge? Coolidge family members and friends will be gathering at Plymouth Notch, Vt to mark the 99th anniversary of Coolidge’s historic homestead inauguration. Below, attendee Christine Coolidge […]

Tige, the Presidential Cat, Goes Missing in A Snowstorm: Radio Comes to The Rescue.

By Jerry Wallace The Coolidges were both pet lovers. The President was particularly fond of cats, while the First Lady was partial to dogs. A pair of kittens arrived at […]

The President’s Son and the Railroad

By John Ferrell If historians were asked to list similarities between Robert Todd Lincoln and John Coolidge, they would quickly answer that both were sons of presidents from humble beginnings. […]

Six Decades of Love Began at Plymouth Notch

October 15, 2015

Carolyn&Frank Baker
Carolyn and Frank Baker in front of the Coolidge cabin where they spent their honeymoon.

By Diane Kemble

I had the pleasure of meeting Carolyn and Frank Baker at the September Antique Apple Festival at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. Carolyn and Frank’s attachment to the Site goes back many years to their honeymoon in 1956, when they stayed in the middle tourist cabin. Married on August 5, they were beginning their travels around Vermont and New York State and stopped by Plymouth Notch on August 6, 1956. Lodging in the cabin cost $7, and their ham dinner at the Wilder House restaurant was $5. “You could have fit it in a tea cup.” Frank saaid, so he ate some raw hot dogs when they returned to the cabin.

Frank went on to work at the Maplewood Dairy Farm in Fair Haven, and 18 years at General Electric. After making some suggestions about the roads in his town, Frank went on to serve as the Superintendent of Highways for twelve years in Whitehall, NY.

When I caught up with them later in the day, they mentioned that fiddler Adam Boyce had just played “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” for them.

We hope to see you next year, Carolyn and Frank, for your 60th Anniversary!

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