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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.
ISBN: 9781467121453
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Vermont
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 198
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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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