Plants & Animals

Winter Traffic, 1889, Main Street - - -...
Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Elisha Kent Kane arrived in Brattleboro in the last week in August 1856, to enjoy the beneficial Wesselhoeft Water Cure, following his second Grinnell Expedition to find the lost Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin. Dr. Kane walked every day to the Cold Spring, and on these Asylum grounds he preferred to rest below an immense old-growth pine tree. The explorer fashioned a seat that encircled...
West River Near The Connecticut River And The Cove Indian Rock At Right Pike Fishing In West River Mr. Willard H. Pettis, of this town, an equally devoted follower of the Muses and Izaak Walton, judging from the 'troubled' state of the waters in the cove near the mouth of West River, that he was 'called for,' took his skiff and spear, last Monday night, and succeeded in 'captivating'...
Beast of Immense Size Escapes After Being Badly Wounded Animal Had Played Havoc with Snow Brothers Sheep--- Its Lair Discovered But It Fled to the Mountains. A bear story which comes from East Dover this week savors of a wilderness inhabited by savage beasts or perhaps of a nature fakir. But it is all true and happened right here within 20 miles of Brattleboro. Moreover, unlike the Marlboro wolf,...
Sees Snakes. Just across the Connecticut River and directly opposite Brattleboro village towers old Wantastiquet mountain 1000 feet or more above the river's bank. Near its base, and not far from where the zigzag path that leads to the summit begins, may be seen a slide of dirt and broken rock from which stones for building purposes have been taken for a dozen years or so. This ragged place...
For the Vermont Phoenix. Is Your Dog Mad? -- Have you a good dog? If so, train him in a gentlemanly way. If you set store by him, learn him good manners. Our village is getting to be quite a Dog-ville. You can hardly pass this way or the other without coming in contact with a long-haired canine, and what is worse than all, they are too fond of...
Main Street In Winter 1889 View From Caleb L. Howe's Studio Window A Plea For The Horses. In this pretty town of Brattleboro, so well governed, so tidy, so prosperous, and in every way such a charming place to live in, it seems strange to be obliged to write upon such a subject as cruelty to animals, still it is often the case that from the habit of years...
A Rare Visitor. On Saturday last while a son of George Sargeant of this town was engaged in planting his attention was arrested by a peculiar rustling noise indicative of unusual commotion among the feathered tribe. Looking upwards he perceived a short distance above him a crow in the talons of a very powerful bird descending in a straight line to the ground. The crow was disengaged by the...
Asa Knight Portrait In Detail 1832 By Zedekiah Belknap Asa Knight Store In Dummerston Center Hunting Bees for Wild Honey. Some forty years ago or more the following amusing incident occurred in Dummerston. None of the parties are now living. It appears that Asa Knight, Esq., a merchant in this place many years, and Ithamar Chamberlain, a farmer, went together on one occasion to find wild honey. They had...
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