Geography Bee in Bradford

The Bradford Historical Society will sponsor its fourth annual Geography Bee to raise money for the restoration of the Wilson Globe on Saturday, November 13 at Oxbow High School in Bradford, VT.  The Junior division covers kids in grades 4-8 and the Senior division includes grade 9 through adult. This year’s questions will celebrate Wilson’s globe by covering political, cultural, and physical geography. Prior registration is required and space is limited to 30 teams (3 members per team). Each team pays a $30 registration fee and there are sponsorship opportunities as well. James Wilson of Bradford was America’s first globe maker. The first recorded sale of his globes was on January 18, 1810. Wilson Globes became the primary source of American-made globes after 1810. His first workshop was in Bradford and was later moved to Albany, N.Y. to be closer to the markets. For more information or a registration/sponsorship form, contact Larry Coffin at


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