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You can actually feel the History! Sept. 7th 2024
Come join us at the Justin Morgan Celebration on September 7th 2024. Come see the historical marker, enjoy some food and watch the exciting Morgan Horse Trotting Races!!!! The Randolph side of Neighbor Road is the location that Justin Morgan and his family had settled at. The Brookfield side of the road, is where the marker is located and in that field by the marker is where the Morgan Horse was pastured. The road you stand on is the road the Morgan Horse raced on. Morgan settled here, his wife died here, Morgan brought Figure here, come celebrate the Morgan Horse!
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The Justin Morgan Historical Marker
The Morgan homesite was discovered in the fall of 2019, Laura V. Trieschmann, Vermont State Historic Preservation Officer became instrumental in getting the historical marker approved. The marker is on the Brookfield side of Neighbor road, next to the field that Morgan turned his horse "Figure" out into when he brought him home from Massachusetts. Morgan's cabin is on the other side of the road in Randolph on land that was owned by Henry Walbridge. see map below for directions
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Food and Morgan historical items available
On the day the historical marker was unveiled, a celebration was held to celebrate the finding of where Justin Morgan had settled in 1788. That tradition continues today when every year in the fall, Morgan Horse lovers gather to celebrate the beginning of America's greatest breed of horse, the Morgan Horse. People come from all over the country to eat, socialize and purchase Morgan horse items from tee-shirts to books. Most of all, people come to watch Morgan Horses trot and race on the same road that Justin Morgan did over two hundred years ago.

More about the book!

I was troubled that with all of the stories about Justin Morgan and his horse Figure, that there was no beginning. I had to know where Justin Morgan had settled when he came to Vermont and my search began. Was Morgan in fact Livng On The Town Line?

Vermont was not a nice place to live in 1788 when Morgan arrived. He did have two brothers and several friends from Massachusetts that had moved earlier but Indians had attacked several towns just two years earlier during the Royalton Raid. Snow was deep in the winter and mud was deep in the spring making travel difficult. Hygiene was poor and manners were worse. Coming from a civilized city like Springfield Mass. to the undeveloped town of Randolph Vermont in the month of March was a challenge. Especially for anyone with a wife and kids in a sled pulled by ox one hundred and fifty miles.

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Justin Morgan

When Morgan arrived to Randolph, it is said that the was a fire already going in the fireplace. The cabin was on land that was owned by Henry Walbridge which was land that was across the road from Judge Frederick Griswold son of Joseph. Morgan also had friends named the Edgerton and the Carpenter. When Morgan's wife died, the children were dispersed between those two families. Morgan actually died in the Carpenter home and Ezia Edgerton handles the estate of what little Morgan had.

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