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Hinsdale Bridge

Hinsdale Bridge

Saturday, March 28, 1920 the Hinsdale Bridge between Brattleboro and Island Park collapsed into the Connecticut River.  The winter had produced a great deal of snow, a warm spell caused a quick melt, and eight to ten inches of ice were still on the river.  The...
West River Confluence

West River Confluence

West River Confluence Confluence before Dam West River Confluence Confluence of Ct. and West before Dam West River Confluence Deyo_s swiming hole 1990_s West River Confluence Evelyn Harris, died from plane crash at inauguration of Meadows Airfield West River...
Brooks House

Brooks House

In November 1869 the St. Albans Weekly Messenger reported on the status of Brattleboro, a town that was about as far away from St. Albans as you could get and still be in Vermont. The paper was commenting on Brattleboro’s recent hard times. In October, a Whetstone Brook freshet had wiped out many of the businesses along the brook and in early November a fire had destroyed all of the businesses on the west side of Main Street between Elliot and High Streets.

Wesselhoeft Water Cure

Wesselhoeft Water Cure

Water Cure Dr. Wesselhoeft In the 1840’s one in five children born alive did not live to see their 1st birthday. The average life expectancy was less than 40 years. Many doctors bled their patients when they didn’t feel well and prescribed medicines that contained...