BHS e462-Memorial Day and "Defenders Of The Union"
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by Brattleboro Historical Society
5d ago
In 1906 the “Defenders of the Union” monument on the local fairgrounds was dedicated during a well-attended ceremony at the old military camp. U.S. member of Congress, Kittredge Haskins, was one of the dignitaries who spoke at the commemoration. Memorial Day and a history of the monument are discussed in the recording ..read more
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BHS e460-Mary Palmer Tyler, Trailblazer
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by Brattleboro Historical Society
2w ago
Mary Palmer Tyler wrote a healthcare book in 1811. It was called "The Maternal Physician" and was the first book of its kind in the United States. A book written for women, by a woman, that addressed health and domestic issues...a second edition was published in 1818. Tyler moved to Brattleboro in 1801, had 11 children and lived to be 91 years old. This is the story ..read more
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BHS e459-Daniel Webster, the Union, and Brattleboro
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by Brattleboro Historical Society
3w ago
200 years ago Daniel Webster was a strong advocate for keeping the United States together during tumultuous times. He also had some connections with Brattleboro...here's the story ..read more
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BHS e458-Town Farms and Paupers 1837-1950
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by Brattleboro Historical Society
1M ago
From 1837 to 1950 Brattleboro operated a Town Farm to provide support for those who could not financially take care of themselves. This is the story ..read more
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BHS e457 - The Robb Sugaring Report
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by Brattleboro Historical Society
1M ago
BAMS students interviewed Ben Robb of Robb Family Farm concerning this year's sugaring season. The Robb's have been sugaring on Ames Hill in West Brattleboro for four generations. It was a wide-ranging interview touching upon the polar vortex, the Canadian Maple Federation, changing taste palates, evolving technology and predicted long term trends in the local industry ..read more
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BHS e456-Irah D Spaulding, early pilot
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by Brattleboro Historical Society
1M ago
Irah D. Spaulding was 19 when he earned his pilot's license in 1912. Irah grew up on Elliot Street. He was the first person to fly an exhibition biplane at the Valley Fairgrounds. He served in World War I and continued flying experimental planes for the Navy after the war. Injuries caused him to leave the military in 1922. He would later have an insurance claim against the Navy settled by the Supreme Court ..read more
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BHS e455-Pleasant Valley Reservoir and Italian Immigrants
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by Brattleboro Historical Society
1M ago
Pleasant Valley Reservoir is a vital piece of the Brattleboro water system. Here's the story of its 1909 construction and how Italian workers were involved in many of the major infrastructure projects of the time ..read more
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BHS e454-1932 Eclipse (and 1925)
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by Brattleboro Historical Society
2M ago
The last major solar eclipse to pass over Brattleboro occurred in 1932. Radio was still a fairly new technology and scientists studied the impact of a solar eclipse on commercial radio signals. The press called this the first "spectator eclipse" as many people traveled to see the rare, natural phenomenon. Here is the story ..read more
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BHS e452-Carrie And Rudyard Part 1
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by Brattleboro Historical Society
2M ago
Caroline Balestier, a young woman from Brattleboro, married world-famous author Rudyard Kipling in January, 1892 while both were in London, England. The wedding took place during a flu epidemic that was sweeping through England at the time. This is the story of how Carrie and Kipling met and chose to settle in Brattleboro ..read more
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BHS e451-Daniel Griggs and "The Best Place On Earth"
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by Brattleboro Historical Society
2M ago
This week’s vocabulary word is hyperbole. In 1893 Daniel Griggs declared Brattleboro “The Best Place on Earth”. Griggs was half of a business partnership that produced a promotional real estate booklet claiming the town was “full of beauty, health and goodness.” Here's the story ..read more
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