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Westminster, Vermont, 1735-2000: Township Number One
     

Westminster, Vermont, 1735-2000: Township Number One

by Jessie Haas
 

Westminster is the oldest town in Vermont, and its history is visible down every street. Vermont itself was born here, when the first blood of the American Revolution was shed during the Westminster Massacre and it separated from New York. Westminster declined in political importance during the nineteenth century, but its agricultural heritage bloomed as residents

Overview


Westminster is the oldest town in Vermont, and its history is visible down every street. Vermont itself was born here, when the first blood of the American Revolution was shed during the Westminster Massacre and it separated from New York. Westminster declined in political importance during the nineteenth century, but its agricultural heritage bloomed as residents exported everything from beef to vegetables to Christmas wreaths. Despite its small size, Westminster also boasts unique neighborhoods with their own vibrant cultures, including Westminster Village, Gageville and Westminster West. From brilliant inventors and the co-founder of the Oneida Community to a Miss Vermont, an Oscar-winning actress and Vermont's eighty-first governor, the famous sons and daughters of Westminster have left their marks on the state and the nation. Celebrated local author Jessie Haas and the Westminster Historical Society showcase what makes Westminster such an amazing and quintessentially Vermont community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609494759
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.69(d)

Meet the Author


Jessie Haas grew up in Westminster West, Vermont, on a farm once owned by a member of Azariah Wright's militia. She attended Westminster schools and graduated from Wellesley College in 1981. She married Michael J. Daley, and the couple built a small off-grid home in Westminster West, next door to the family farm. Haas has published over thirty award-winning books for children and young adults, including several historical novels. Vermont History called her previous work of history, Revolutionary Westminster, "an interesting story of the Westminster massacre that challenges us to reconsider our assumptions about the earliest violence of the American Revolution, and calls our attention to the unique role that Westminster and its citizens played in the creation of the state of Vermont." Visit her at www.jessiehaas.com.

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