Johnson had its industry, its schools and small businesses, but it was the people that made this community what it is today.
Teachers taking a break. On Bench we have Helaine Perkins and Helen Perkins (Sisters in laws). Standing are Dawn Herold, Helen Perkins, and Elizabeth Parsons. Between the 4 were at least 100 years of service at Johnson Elem School.
Mehlman House on Railroad Street. Rose And Millage Mehlman tending garden in 1940. This house is the 4th house on the right after the library as you drive towards Mill Park.
Bea Weightman, Amy Thompson and Mrs. Frank Sargent preparing meals for students in the kitchen at the Johnson School.
Anna Hutchins, Del Barrows (owner of the Woolen Mill at the time) and Laura Green. Anna and Laura were longtime workers at the Woolen Mill.
Bill Laport working at his Blacksmith shop on Pearl St. The shop was located on left where the municipal parking is now , just before the bridge.
Carol Beard, daughter of Florence and Hubert, coming out of the Power House Bridge near her home on School Street.
Ida Griswald Ida and her husband Silas lived on 100C. The house would today be the 5th house on left after Power House Bridge.
Clara Hopkins working in her kitchen at home on Route 15. It is now the Laraway School.
Claude Lambert long time carpenter in Johnson. He was Bud Lambert’s brother.
Dana Gilbert had a barbershop and watch repair shop on Main Street. It was located where the Eclipse Salon is now.
Dick Sinclair manager of the Grand Union , is standing in front of Johnson’s first super market in new shopping center, now Sterling Market.
Donald Manley longtime rural mail carrier. This picture was taken in the Post Office which was located in the church next to the former Plum and Main Restaurant.
Doris Stearns longtime Town Clerk. Doris was the photographer of many of Johnson Historical Photos. Many of her photos and paintings are on display at the Holcomb House.
Edgar and Farnum Emery. Both were longtime farmers and sugar makers located on the Plot Road, which is now the home of Edgar’s grandson Rick Emery.
Eunice and Forest Mudgett lived on School Street at one time in the yellow house that was torn down for a parking lot.
Flossie Demeritt. Remembered by many for her many years of teaching in local schools. Her saying was: Good, better, best Never let it rest, Until your good is better And your better is best.
Floyd and Evelyn Ellsworth. Farmer and sugar maker on Clay Hill. Picture of them dancing at Johnson Grange on School St.
Georgia Balch was a well known Johnson artist. Much of her work can be viewed at the Johnson Historical Society. She lived on Stearns Street.
Jinny Lambert Lived on Lower Main Street in the house where Bernard and Janet Sheltra now live.
Glenn Thompson Lived at corner of Hogback Rd. and Prospect Rock Rd. He raised berries and was well known for his crop of “Bear Paw Popcorn.” Display at Johnson Historical Society.
William Tracy (circa 1930’s) Well-known local attorney with office on Main St. and home on Railroad St.
Harry Parker Son of the founder of Parker and Stearns, Harry C. Parker. Later he was the manager with brother Everett and brother-in-law Nelson F. Duba.
Martha Toronley owned a store and cabins on Rte. 15 west where the parking lot is now for the Long Trail.
4 Generations of the Barrows Family. Bob Barrows (standing) Seated L-R Del Barrows, baby Jeff Barrows, and founder of the Johnson Woolen Mills D.A. Barrows.
Ken Hopkins Ken Hopkins pouring coffee from the kitchen stove in his house on Hopkins farm, Rte. 15 West. Stove is on display at Johnson Historical Society.
Kenneth Neill Performing some of his many duties as Postmaster at the Johnson Post Office, where he served for many years.
Burleigh Smalley / William Thompson Burleigh was the owner of the Grist Mill (C.H. Stearns) where William worked for many years. Now the Vermont Studio School
Leon Andrus Leon was the proprietor of a garage on Main Street, later at NE corner of Stearns St. and Rte. 15.
Mary Nye Mary owned the “Nye Block” later named the Landmark . She worked for many years as office manager at the Vt. Electric Coop on School St.
Nan Sinclair and Rod Corrigan Nan may be receiving a citation for her many years of service to the post office from postmaster Rod Corrigan.
Nat Jones At one time Nat and her husband Lewis owned Jones’ IGA which was located where Northern Highlights salon is . She later was first house director at Martinetti Hall at Johnson State College.
Allen Hill Seen here with his Model A Ford pickup, Allen owned a stove shop and was an early operator of Johnson’s first landfill.
Norman Scott Norman was an Army officer veteran of World War II and son of the town veterinarian Dr. E Scott.
Roger Miller and Grover Perkins Roger ran a barber shop under the Johnson Diner on Main St. Grover was a retired section boss for St. J and LC railroad.
Ted Cromack, Dean Rowe and Rev. Park Dickerson Discussing plans for the new United Church after fire had destroyed the United Church building on Main St.
Ted Patch Farmer and sugar maker from Clay Hill, Swamp Road , Codding Hollow. His home was located about 100 yards on the left from the intersection of Swamp Road and Codding Hollow.
William Sinclair Shown here on his farm in East Johnson.
Amy and Bill Thompson Lifelong residents of East Johnson. Employed locally almost all their working years and raised 3 children in Johnson.
Zachary Whiting Rural mail carrier preparing his route deliver at Johnson Post Office. He formally farmed at the top of Clay Hill.
Franklin (Red) Hooper Pouring syrup during a Johnson community event. Red was a renowned State Game Warden in our area as well as a phenomenal sugarmaker.
Frank and Barbara Dodge
Franklin Red Hooper
Hubert and Florence Beard
James W. Marvin III
Johnson Municipal Office Building
P. Stephen Smith
Richard Dick Parker
Roger A Richards
Roger and Helen Perkins
Town Highway Crew
Roger Jones on Roller
These rollers were once used to
pack snow on town roads before
plows were used.