Beaver Day in March, 1951

2020_P_07_beaverfurbuyer.jpg

Title

Beaver Day in March, 1951

Description

Ralph Evans (at far right) looks on as Anthony Pratico, a fur trader from Rutland, inspects Evans' beaver pelts. Talking with Mr. Evans is old-time fur trader Charlie Silver of Montpelier. The photo was part of an article about the beaver pelt trade in the Spring 1952 issue of Vermont Life Magazine. The car on the right bears tire chains, in case of snow, which was common on Beaver Day, typically held in March.

Date

1951

Subject

Marshfield (Vt.)--Photographs
Game wardens--Vermont
Fur trade--Vermont

Creator

Vermont Life Magazine

Source

Gail Evans Africa

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only

Format

black-white photograph

Identifier

2020_P_07_beaverfurbuyer

Repository

Marshfield Historical Society, Old Schoolhouse Common, 121 School St. Marshfield, VT 05658

Citation

Vermont Life Magazine, “Beaver Day in March, 1951,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed July 12, 2020, https://www.digitalvermont.org/MarshfieldStoryProject/2020_P_07_beaverfurbuyer.