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Brattleboro’s burgeoning ski industry

Brattleboro’s burgeoning ski industry

Brattleboro's Burgeoning Ski IndustryIn 1935 Brattleboro was well-known in the burgeoning New England skiing community. The annual Brattleboro Outing Club ski jump attracted thousands of people to the area every year. New Englanders came to Brattleboro all winter to...

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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.

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Wesselhoeft Water Cure

Wesselhoeft Water Cure

Dr. WesselhoeftIn 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 mercury and...

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Harris Hill

Harris Hill

In the beginning, the hill was 740 feet long. The landing space was 250 feet with a drop from the top to bottom of 284 feet. It was a big hill and it would get bigger.

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Madame Sherri

Madame Sherri

Across the river from north Brattleboro, in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, a trail winds through the Madame Sherri Forest to a set of ghostly stone stairs—the ruins of Madame Sherri’s castle, an estate whose former glory was lost to fire in 1962.

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H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft

HP LOVECRAFT & ROUND MOUNTAINH.P. Lovecraft & Round Mountain: West BrattleboroHoward Philips Lovecraft (1890 - 1937), was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He was virtually unknown and published...

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Clarina Howard Nichols

Clarina Howard Nichols

Clarina Howard Nichols - Townsend and BrattleboroClarina Howard Nichols (1810 - 1885) was an advocate for human rights. Born in Townsend, VT she went on to become the publisher of the Windham County Democrat newspaper in Brattleboro, where she expanded coverage to...

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The Latchis Hotel & Theater

The Latchis Hotel & Theater

THE LATCHIS HOTEL & THEATREThe Latchis Hotel & Theatre:   Downtown Brattleboro The Hotel The Latchis Hotel Theatre first opened in 1938, when the “Greco Deco” vision of the Latchis family was finally realized. Built by four brothers in honor of their...

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Brattleboro’s Beginnings

Brattleboro’s Beginnings

Intro Abenaki & Fort DummerPrior to the 1700’s, Vermont was home to the Abenaki.  Fort Dummer was built as the first English settlement in Vermont in 1724.  The view of the Connecticut River and Mount Wantastiquet from the former site of Fort DummerThe Fort...

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Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: West BrattleboroMary E. Wilkins Freeman, beloved 19th century American author and Brattleboro local, began her 50-year literary career in Brattleboro. She published over 250 short stories, 14 novels, and 3 plays. Freeman was quite an original....

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Wells Fountain

Wells Fountain

The IconWells Fountain, one of Brattleboro’s best-loved landmarks, stand proudly on the northern edge of its downtown shopping district. Designed in 1890 by Brattleboro architect William Rutherford Mead (cousin to President Rutherford B. Hayes) and funded by William...

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Jody Williams

Jody Williams

Nobel Laureate Jody Williams Who is Jody Williams? Jody Williams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for founding and leading the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, an unprecedented cooperative effort that brought governments, United Nations bodies, the...

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