Connecticut River & Wantastiquet

Charles L. Gunzinger, Clay Sculpture, "The Dying Lion Of Luzerne" After The Lion Of Lucerne, Designed By Bertel Thorvaldsen Photograph By Lester C. Akeley In July 1915 ____________________ The Lion Of Lucerne, Switzerland Helvetiorum Fidei ac Virtuti To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss The monument commemorates the Swiss Guard that defended the Tuileries Palace in Paris, and the French King Louis XVI from the revolutionary mob during...
The Fogs Of The Connecticut River. Fog is a cloud which forms near the surface of the earth. The reason of its formation at various times and localities is not fully understood, yet enough is known to lead one to infer that the electrical condition of the air has more or less to do with it. Indeed, very large sparks of electricity have been drawn from fog through the...
Alanson D. Wood The grave of Alanson D. Wood who was killed instantly on this river by the explosion of the Steamboat Greenfield. May 18, 1840 AEt. 30. Adieu my dear departed friend ___ ____ _____ ____ ____ ___ _____ ____ ___ ___ Till all shall meet in realms of peace Where songs of glory never cease And friends no more shall part. The terrific explosion of the Steamboat...
Good-By, Old Bridge. A Chapter of Local Bridge and Ferry History. Historically the Old Bridge Dated Back to 1804, and Had Been Rebuilt Five Times. The timbers in the old Hinsdale bridge, which was removed from its foundation last Friday, were entirely cleared away Saturday and Monday. Some of them will be used in the false work during the construction of the new steel bridge. The old timbers were...
Fort Sartwell Engraving From A Drawing By Larkin G. Mead, Jr. By-Gone Times. From The Notes Of A Traveller. Following up my 'antiquarian researches,' on my arrival at Brattleboro', Vt., I rode down the pleasant banks of the Connecticut river, about four miles from that village, to the place where once stood 'Bridgman's Fort.' Custom is arbitrary, as well in establishing and continuing names, as in every thing else;...
Broughton D. Harris Names "Wantastiquet" Mountain Wantastiquet Mountain.---Immediately on the opposite side of Connecticut River from this village is an elevation of land about 970 feet higher than the river, known by the several appellations of "Chesterfield Mountain"---so called from the town in which it is located---and "West River Mountain," designated thus from the fact that West River empties into the Connecticut opposite its base. A comfortabe path was...
Flatboat Delivery. An interesting old relic has lately been discovered in one of the garrets of the village in the shape of a letter written Oct. 17th 1814 by Aaron Hays of Hartford, Ct., to Geo. W. Hall of this place. It refers to a contemplated purchase of a stove and alludes to the fact that all freight communication at that time between this place and Hartford was by...
David A. Henry Photograph In 1860's Fort Dummer Site Walter Harrington's Fort Dummer Excavation Collection One of our most interesting finds within the compass of Fort Dummer itself was a circular bowl or depression about 8 feet across, 18 inches deep in the center, laid up with a double layer of flat stones and completely covered with 6 to 8 inches of ashes. Obviously there were large fires here...
Boating in Brattleboro.--- There are now four boat clubs in this village, all of which are fully organized, to say nothing of the numerous wherries, shells and like smaller craft. The oldest of these is the Green Mountain Club organized about three years since. This club has purchased a new and very beautiful boat built by Darling of New York. It is a lap-streak boat 43 feet long and...
Gateway To Wantastiquet Brattleboro', December 1. New Bridge. On Tuesday last the New Toll-Bridge over Connecticut river, which connects this town with Hinsdale in New-Hampshire, was opened for the accommodation of passengers. This Bridge does the highest honor to Mr. Kinsley, the architect, as well as to Mr. Lovel Kelton, and the ingenious mechanics who executed the work under their direction. It has been pronounced by connoisseurs to have...
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