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American Legion Post 5 Honors Soldiers Killed in Action in Vietnam: SP4 Darwin James "Tim" Delano

On Saturday, November 21, Brattleboro’s American Legion Post 5 will honor local soldiers killed in action during the Vietnam War.

A ceremony, at the post home on Linden Street, will include students from Brattleboro Union High School reading the names and a brief biography of each of the 11 men, followed by a brief address by Dr.
Robert Tortolani, a combat battalion surgeon during the Vietnam War.

The soldier biographies, along with family photos, will be posted on the Brattleboro Historical Society website, in succession, in the days leading up to the November 21 event.

Today we remember Darwin James “Tim” Delano.

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American Legion Post 5 Honors Soldiers Killed in Action in Vietnam: PO3 John Charles Blake

On Saturday, November 21, Brattleboro’s American Legion Post 5 will honor local soldiers killed in action during the Vietnam War.

A ceremony, at the post home on Linden Street, will include students from Brattleboro Union High School reading the names and a brief biography of each of the 11 men, followed by a brief address by Dr. Robert Tortolani, a combat battalion surgeon during the Vietnam War.

The soldier biographies, along with family photos, will be posted on the Brattleboro Historical Society website, in succession, in the days leading up to the November 21 event.

Today we remember PO3 John Charles Blake.

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American Legion Post 5 Honors Soldiers Killed in Action in Vietnam: PO3 Ernest Eugene Sanville

On Saturday, November 21, Brattleboro’s American Legion Post 5 will honor local soldiers killed in action during the Vietnam War.

A ceremony, at the post home on Linden Street, will include students from Brattleboro Union High School reading the names and a brief biography of each of the 11 men, followed by a brief address by Dr. Robert Tortolani, a combat battalion surgeon during the Vietnam War.

The soldier biographies, along with family photos, will be posted on the Brattleboro Historical Society website, in succession, in the days leading up to the November 21 event.

Today we remember PO3 Ernest Eugene Sanville

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Comet Holmes

1892:

It will interest many of the possessors of small telescopes that the comet recently discovered can be observed by them, and perhaps may be seen with the naked eye. Its position is near the Great Nebula in Andromeda, and 2 1/2 degrees south.

http://hubblesite.org/hubble_discoveries/comet_ison/blogs/great-moments-...

http://cometography.com/pcomets/017p.html

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American Legion Post 5 Honors Soldiers Killed in Action in Vietnam: SP4 Paul Richard Dartt

On Saturday, November 21, Brattleboro’s American Legion Post 5 will honor local soldiers killed in action during the Vietnam War.

A ceremony, at the post home on Linden Street, will include students from Brattleboro Union High School reading the names and a brief biography of each of the 11 men, followed by a brief address by Dr. Robert Tortolani, a combat battalion surgeon during the Vietnam War.

The soldier biographies, along with family photos, will be posted on the Brattleboro Historical Society website, in succession, in the days leading up to the November 21 event.

Today we remember SP4 Paul Richard Dartt.

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Standard Time

1883:

The adoption of the new standard time on Sunday and Monday next will be universal in Brattleboro. The employees of the railroad companies are under orders to take the new time at the telegraph office at noon on Sunday. Estey & Co., Smith & Hunt, Crosby & Co., and the Asylum will all set their clocks and blow their whistles by the new standard on Monday.

 

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/nov18.html

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American Legion Post 5 Honors Soldiers Killed in Action in Vietnam: 2LT Stanley Baker

On Saturday, November 21, Brattleboro’s American Legion Post 5 will honor local soldiers killed in action during the Vietnam War.

A ceremony, at the post home on Linden Street, will include students from Brattleboro Union High School reading the names and a brief biography of each of the 11 men, followed by a brief address by Dr. Robert Tortolani, a combat battalion surgeon during the Vietnam War.

The soldier biographies, along with family photos, will be posted in succession on the Brattleboro Historical Society in the days leading up to the November 21 event.

Today we remember 2LT Stanley Martin Baker.

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Shoppell's House Plans

1887:

S.H. Sherman’s new house on High street is making rapid advancement, and when completed will be one of the finest residences in town. The plan is Shoppell’s No. 300. It will be the first building in town to be warmed by the Gurney hot water system.

https://www.mitchellspublications.com/rep/arch/shoppell/toc/

Reviews mention that these books of Victorian-era house plans are quite popular among restorers.

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The Brattleboro Historical Society Presents: This Week in Brattleboro History Podcast

The Armory and Gibson Aiken Center

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The Brattleboro Historical Society Presents: This Week in Brattleboro History Podcast

A historiographical reexamination of The Battle of Bennington.

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This Week in Brattleboro History



This week Joe Rivers and his students examine Brattleboro Historical Society founder Walt Harrington's efforts at the Fort Dummer dig.

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1892 Election

This Day in History 1892:

"A partial eclipse of the sun last week was watched by many Brattleboro people. The next eclipse will be that of the Democratic party, which occurs Nov. 8."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1892

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Latino-Americans Film Series at Brooks Memorial Library Oct 28 & Nov 18 7 PM

Please join us on Wednesday, October 28, at 7 PM for a screening and discussion of the PBS Documentary, Latino Americans, Episode 1: Foreigners in Their Own Land. Discussion will be facilitated by Patricia Pedroza González, Lecturer, Keene State College.

The second film will be screened on Wednesday, November 18, at 7 PM. For more information email the Library (info@brookslibraryvt.org) or cal 802-254-5290 ext 101. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

Parking for evening Library events: The Municipal Parking Lot behind the Library is available for free parking after 6 PM. 

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Brattleboro Printing and Publishing Heritage

BRATTLEBORO PRINTING AND PUBLISHING HERITAGE MEETING

The Brattleboro Historical Society and Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are collaborating to generate ideas about how to increase community awareness and interest in Brattleboro’s 200-year printing and publishing heritage.

Community members interested in this topic are invited to a brainstorming meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at 7PM at the Brattleboro History Center in the Masonic Center at 196 Main Street.

The purpose of the meeting will be to gather ideas for ways to interest and engage our community in learning more about the influential roles that Brattleboro’s publishing and printing industries have played throughout our history.

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Killed by A Horse's Kick: Coincidence or Karma?

Major John Arms, leading early citizen and proprietor of Brattleboro's notable gathering place known as the Arms Tavern (at the present Retreat farm) died from the kick of a horse on March 6, 1770. This is the very same day, 12 years before in 1758, that Captain Fairbank Moor and his son Benjamin were killed in an attack by Abenaki warriors at their cabin just a few hundred feet away (Brattleboro's first settler outside of Fort Dummer). John Arms came from a family of frontierspeople and Indian fighters. Coincidence?

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History of Brattleboro's Main Street - Presentation

The Brattleboro Historical Society invites you to learn about the history of downtown Brattleboro.

Joe Rivers & Bill Holiday will present the History of Brattleboro's Main Street on Friday, August 7 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the History Center on Main Street, Brattleboro.

All are welcome.

(Pictured: Ford Sales & Service at Main and High St., Brattleboro.)

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Marriage Equality Wins!

The Supreme Court of the United States has declared that LGBTQ couples are now free to marry in all 50 states. This is huge!

A long, bitter and frustrating fight for equal rights has culminated in a victory. This is a wonderful day worthy of much celebration! Thank you SCOTUS for making the right decision.

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From The History Sidebar, WOW

"1876:

Carl Ridle, a boy 14 years old, stole a tub of butter from J.W. Frost & Co’s store, and the next day carried it to Mr. Haynes produce store and offered it for sale. He was sentenced to the reform school for the
remainder of his minority."

Times have changed, fortunately.  Still so much more to accomplish, though, in addressing crime and punishment.

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Corporatists - The Men Who Stopped Time

Did you know that wealthy men are corporate men; and that poor men are also corporate men?

The first corporate man was an Abbott who ran a monastery. He considered his shareholders, namely the owners (the church), the physical plant (monastery) and the workers (monks and deacons), important enough to their continued success to devise a means to protect them all from liability. He did this by “incorporating” his monks into entities.It was royalty and aristocrats who took it a step further. They wrote and enacted laws for a chartered body to become a “corporation.” They then wrote the trade laws and granted exclusive rights to those chartered companies.

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First Wednesday at Brooks Library: The Duel: Aaron Burr vs. Alexander Hamilton

Join us for First Wednesday on 6 May 2015, 7 pm - 9 pm for The Duel: Aaron Burr vs. Alexander Hamilton. Was it murder or suicide when the vice president of the United States killed the first secretary of the treasury in a duel? Willard Sterne Randall, award-winning biographer of Hamilton and five other Founding Fathers, tells this fascinating story.

Location Library Main Room. For more information contact Brooks Library by phone at 802-254-5290 ext 0, by email at info@brookslibraryvt.org, or on the web at brookslibraryvt.org. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. The event is free and open to the public. 

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