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History of Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, USA

To defend the Massachusetts Bay Colony against Chief Gray Lock and others during Dummer's War, the Massachusetts General Court voted on December 27, 1723 to build a blockhouse and stockade on the Connecticut River near the site of what would later become known as Brattleboro.

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  • News 1842 - Inmates Publish Newspaper
    The inmates of the Insane Asylum at Brattleboro, Vermont, have commenced the publication of a weekly newspaper, called the Asylum Journal. - They...Read MORE...


  • 1846 - First postage stamp used in America was made in Brattleboro in 1846.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html

  • 1849 Brattleborough
    Windham Co. The surface of the town is considerably broken. A little west of the centre are two elevations called Great and Little Round Mountain....Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Brattleborough
    Brattleborough, a post-township of Windham county, Vermont, on the right bank of Connecticut river, 100 miles S. from Montpelier. A fort, called Fort ...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - A cow in West Brattleboro, Vt., recently lost a large portion of her tongue by it being bitten off by a horse standing in an adjoining stall.
    The cow was accustomed to steal the hay of her neighbor, who showed his resentment by depriving the culprit of the "unruly member."
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 1, 1868

  • News 1871 - Advertised His Wife
    A Brattleboro, Vermont, husband who had posted his wife took it all back. 'Having advertised my wife last week while under the influence of...Read MORE...


  • News 1873 - Paper Swindle
    At the convention of manufacturers of thin manilla paper, held at Brattleboro, Vermont, a nice little swindle was talked over and condemned. It...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - THE BRIDGE GAVE WAY. A FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT NEAR BRATTLEBOROUGH, VT.
    BRATTLEBOROUGH, Vt., Aug. 18. - An accident occurred on the narrow gauge railroad here to-night, in which the engineer of a train and one passenger...Read MORE...


  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Brooks Library
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  • 1895 - Brattleborough
    Brattleborough, a post-village of Windham co., Vt. in Brattleborough township, on the Connecticut River, about 1 mile below the mouth of West River,...Read MORE...


  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Brook's House
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Bird's-Eye View, North from Mt. Wantastiquet, Brattleboro, Vt.
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Brattleboro, Vermont
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Soldier's Monument and Band Stand. Brattleboro, VT.
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Canal St. School
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    North From Cemetery Hill
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Main Street, 1905
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    High School, 1907
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Main Street, 1907
    Postcard
  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Linden Lodge, 1909
    Postcard
  • News 1910 - BRATTLEBORO. Fire on Wantastiquet Mountain.
    A fire which started Saturday on Wantastiquet mountain, just across the Connecticut river from Brattleboro, raged all day yesterday and it is not...Read MORE...


  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    The Mrs. G. W. Hooker residence, Brattleboro, Vt.
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Main Street during the fair, 1910
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Depot
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Town Hall and Main Street
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Brattleboro, a post-village of Windham co., Vt., in Brattleboro township (town), on the Connecticut River, about 1 mile below the mouth of the West...Read MORE...


  • News 1920 BRIDGE SWEPT AWAY, ONE MAN DROWNED - Flood Carries Iron Structure Down Stream at Brattleboro, Vt.
    BRATTLEBORO, Vt., March 28. - The iron suspension bridge crossing the Connecticut River in this town was swept away by the swift current...Read MORE...


  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Union Station
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Naulhaka, Former Home of Rudyard Kipling
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  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Main Street
    Postcard
  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
    Holiday Motel
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Brooks Library
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Bird's-Eye View, North from Mt. Wantastiquet, Brattleboro, Vt.
Postcard

Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Soldier's Monument and Band Stand. Brattleboro, VT.
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Brook's House
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Canal St. School
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North From Cemetery Hill
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Main Street, 1905
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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High School, 1907
Postcard

Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Main Street, 1907
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Linden Lodge, 1909
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The Mrs. G. W. Hooker residence, Brattleboro, Vt.
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Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
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Main Street during the fair, 1910
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Depot
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Town Hall and Main Street
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Union Station
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Naulhaka, Former Home of Rudyard Kipling
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
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Main Street
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Holiday Motel
Postcard
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History and News of Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

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  • News  1842 - Inmates Publish Newspaper
    The inmates of the Insane Asylum at Brattleboro, Vermont, have commenced the publication of a weekly newspaper, called the Asylum Journal. - They... Read MORE...

  • 1846 - First postage stamp used in America was made in Brattleboro in 1846.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html
  • 1849 Brattleborough
    Windham Co. The surface of the town is considerably broken. A little west of the centre are two elevations called Great and Little Round Mountain.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Brattleborough
    Brattleborough, a post-township of Windham county, Vermont, on the right bank of Connecticut river, 100 miles S. from Montpelier. A fort, called Fort ... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - A cow in West Brattleboro, Vt., recently lost a large portion of her tongue by it being bitten off by a horse standing in an adjoining stall.
    The cow was accustomed to steal the hay of her neighbor, who showed his resentment by depriving the culprit of the "unruly member." St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 1, 1868
  • News  1871 - Advertised His Wife
    A Brattleboro, Vermont, husband who had posted his wife took it all back. 'Having advertised my wife last week while under the influence of... Read MORE...

  • News  1873 - Paper Swindle
    At the convention of manufacturers of thin manilla paper, held at Brattleboro, Vermont, a nice little swindle was talked over and condemned. It... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - THE BRIDGE GAVE WAY. A FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT NEAR BRATTLEBOROUGH, VT.
    BRATTLEBOROUGH, Vt., Aug. 18. - An accident occurred on the narrow gauge railroad here to-night, in which the engineer of a train and one passenger... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Brattleborough
    Brattleborough, a post-village of Windham co., Vt. in Brattleborough township, on the Connecticut River, about 1 mile below the mouth of West River,... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - BRATTLEBORO. Fire on Wantastiquet Mountain.
    A fire which started Saturday on Wantastiquet mountain, just across the Connecticut river from Brattleboro, raged all day yesterday and it is not... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Brattleboro, a post-village of Windham co., Vt., in Brattleboro township (town), on the Connecticut River, about 1 mile below the mouth of the West... Read MORE...

  • News  1920 BRIDGE SWEPT AWAY, ONE MAN DROWNED - Flood Carries Iron Structure Down Stream at Brattleboro, Vt.
    BRATTLEBORO, Vt., March 28. - The iron suspension bridge crossing the Connecticut River in this town was swept away by the swift current... Read MORE...

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