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Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, USA

"Brattleborough, a post-village of Windham co., Vt. in Brattleborough township, on the Connecticut River, about 1 mile below the mouth of West River, and on the Central Vermont Railroad, 77 miles S.S.E. of Rutland, 110 miles S. of Montpelier, and 119 miles W.N.W. of Boston. It has a bridge across the Connecticut River, 2 national banks, 2 savings-banks, 8 churches, a graded school, 2 large manufactories of parlor organs, and manufactures of carriages, furniture, and machinery. It is the seat of the Vermont Asylum for the Insane. Two weekly newspapers are published here. Pop. in 1880, 4471; in 1890, 5467; of the township in 1890, 6862."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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Brooks Library

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Bird's-Eye View, North from Mt. Wantastiquet, Brattleboro, Vt.

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Soldier's Monument and Band Stand. Brattleboro, VT.

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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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Main Street, 1905


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High School, 1907

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Main Street, 1907

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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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Depot

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Town Hall and Main Street


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Union Station

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Naulhaka, Former Home of Rudyard Kipling

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Main Street

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Holiday Motel

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.
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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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