Phineas P Gage – Cavendish, Vermont

The Gage Accident plaque in Cavendish, Vermont USA  which is part of scenic New England. This plaque is for Phineas P Gage known as the "Man With a Metal Rod in His Head"...On September 13, 1848 while working for the railroad Phineas P Gage suffered massive brain damage when a 3 foot long tamping iron was blown through is head. The most interesting part of the story is he recovered from the injury, but was mentally never the same.
The Gage Accident plaque – Cavendish, Vermont USA
 

Phineas P Gage, Vermont – If your travels ever take you to Cavendish, Vermont and you enjoy oddities, here is one worth checking out. Located in the downtown section of Cavendish is a plaque bolted to a boulder in memory of Phineas P Gage, who was known as the "Man With a Metal Rod in His Head".

The Gage Accident plaque in Cavendish, Vermont USA  which is part of scenic New England. This plaque is for Phineas P Gage known as the "Man With a Metal Rod in His Head"...On September 13, 1848 while working for the railroad Phineas P Gage suffered massive brain damage when a 3 foot long tamping iron was blown through is head. The most interesting part of the story is he recovered from the injury, but was mentally never the same.
The Gage Accident plaque – Cavendish, Vermont USA
 

On September 13, 1848, Phineas P Gage worked as a foreman along the Rutland & Burlington Railroad. He suffered massive brain damage when a 3 foot long tamping iron was blown through is head, while using it to pack blasting powder into a bored hole.

The Gage Accident plaque in Cavendish, Vermont USA  which is part of scenic New England. This plaque is for Phineas P Gage known as the "Man With a Metal Rod in His Head"...On September 13, 1848 while working for the railroad Phineas P Gage suffered massive brain damage when a 3 foot long tamping iron was blown through is head. The most interesting part of the story is he recovered from the injury, but was mentally never the same.
The Gage Accident plaque – Cavendish, Vermont USA
 

The most interesting part of the story is he recovered from the injury, but was mentally never the same. A strange and interesting piece of New England history! 

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Erin Paul is a professional photographer who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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