1909-1913In July 1909, the 10th U.S. Cavalry arrived at Fort Ethan Allen for a four-year assignment. Nicknamed the "Buffalo Soldiers" during the American Indian Wars, the 10th Cavalry was one of the first peacetime all-black regiments established in the regular U.S. Army after the Civil War. Highly decorated and famous for their professionalism and contributions during the Spanish-American War in Cuba, the 10th Cavalry became popular with the local community, hosting performances, parades and sporting events. They joined in military funerals and monument dedications. The Music Center, built in 1895 as Riding Hall, was used by the 10th Cavalry for drills, riding practice and as a performance venue in winters.
|Placed By||Vermont Division for Historic Preservation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 647097 N 4929681|
|Decimal Degrees||44.50546667, -73.14950000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 30.328', W 73° 8.97'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 30' 19.68" N, 73° 8' 58.2" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 235 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester VT 05446, US|
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