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Battle of Bennington: 1905

Battle of Bennington: 1905

Bennington, Vermont, circa 1905. "Monument commemorating Battle of Bennington -- Walmscock, N.Y., 1777." Not pictured: reflecting pool shaped like an ashtray. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.


Walloomsac, not Walmscock

The battle took place along the Walloomsac River, a tributary of the Hoosic River, in the Town of Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY. The only sizeable Revolutionary War battle fought in what would later become the State of Vermont was at Hubbardton in Rutland County, VT.

Present day

306 feet high. Apparently the tallest structure in Vermont.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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