Bennington Postcard Nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont, Bennington is rich in history and natural beauty. On August 16, 1777, the Green Mountain Boys and militia from surrounding states defeated British troops at the Battle of Bennington. Like other small towns in New England, this agricultural community soon found its waterways dominated by large factories. When manufacturing declined in the early 1900s, the town reinvented itself as a tourist destination. Postcards promoting local scenery, quaint covered bridges, bustling downtown streets, modern amenities, and significant historic sites explained the town's importance to travelers and fostered local pride.
PRODUCT DETAILS: Publisher: The History Press Author: Bennington Historical Society and Bennington Museum Format: Softcover Number of Pages: 128 Number of Images: 198 Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.25 Inches (US) Original publication year: 2014 ISBN: 9781467121453