Bennington

Bennington

by Bennington Historical Society, Bennington Museum
     
 

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Nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont, Bennington is rich in history and natural beauty. On August 16, 1777, the Green Mountain Boys and militia from surrounding states defeated British troops at the Battle of Bennington. Like other small towns in New England, this agricultural community soon found its waterways dominated by large factories. When manufacturing…  See more details below

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Nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont, Bennington is rich in history and natural beauty. On August 16, 1777, the Green Mountain Boys and militia from surrounding states defeated British troops at the Battle of Bennington. Like other small towns in New England, this agricultural community soon found its waterways dominated by large factories. When manufacturing declined in the early 1900s, the town reinvented itself as a tourist destination. Postcards promoting local scenery, quaint covered bridges, bustling downtown streets, modern amenities, and significant historic sites explained the town's importance to travelers and fostered local pride.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439646397
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/28/2014
Series:
Postcard History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
81 MB
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Meet the Author

The Bennington Museum's extensive collection of postcards has been mined for interesting local scenes and historic events. Members of the Bennington Historical Society and longtime residents of Bennington have provided insight (and some postcards of their own) describing the places and people that have made our town so special.

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