More than a Market

Danis’s Market Content Block 5

Baseball was a favorite pastime in Lakeside. On summer nights, porches overflowed with spectators as the Lakeside 9, a team organized by the Queen City Cotton Company, played against local teams sponsored by businesses like the American Woolen Mills in Winooski and the Wells-Richardson Company in Burlington. Danis men featured prominently on the team rosters for decades.  In 1928 the team played, and lost, a highly anticipated game against Chappie Johnson’s All-Stars of Montreal.

(Left) Burlington Free Press, October 6, 1928. (Right) Queen City Cotton Company sponsored a baseball team, Burlington, Vermont: The Advantages It Offers the Workingman’s Family. Courtesy of Champlain College Special Collections.


Family photos courtesy of Louis H. Mossey III unless otherwise indicated.