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Here, near Mt. Aeolus, Isaac Underhill opened the first marble quarry in 1785. Dorset quarries were most active in early 1800's when small slabs were used for hearths, doorsills and headstones. With better transportation and saws, larger blocks we…
Jonathon Fenton established a pottery and kiln near this site in 1801. He first made redware from clay found along the banks of the Mettowee River. He then became the first potter in Vermont to make salt-glazed stoneware. In 1810 he moved his pott…
At Cephas Kent Tavern on the West Road, four Conventions were held, 1775-76, where finally the vote to form a "separate District" was passed by the delegates from the East and West sides without one dissenting vote.westerly 1½ mi.
Marker Front:On September 12, 1886 a group of golfers, principally from Troy and New York City, who summered in Dorset, laid out a nine hole golf course, then known as The Dorset Golf Links on this present site. The Club's first president and prin…
This quiet spot was once a major river crossing. Traffic between southwestern Vermont and New York State crossed here, until the railroad was built in 1852, troops marched from Manchester, Vermont to the Battle of Bennington in 1777, and teams and…
The text of this marker found on both sides of this plaque.
"I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney, Eillington, Mansfield, and Equinox without being moved in a way that no other scene could move me. It was here that I first saw the ligh…
The Catamount Tavern, which was built in 1767, was originally named the Green Mountain Tavern. The Council of Safety and the "Green Mountain Boys" met here from 1767 to 1775. On May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen and 270 men, 40 whom were "Gr…
Near this spot in 1761
Captain Samuel Robinson
the pioneer settler of Bennington, the first magistrate in what is now Vermont, and during his lifetime, the acknowledged leader of the settlers of the town
built his first log cabin.
was built there was no circular road on this hill top. The original road from Williamstown, Mass. came through Pownal, Vt. to Bennington, and continued straight through the village, over this hill north towards Shaftsbury.
All of the buildings wit…
The Warner monument has text on the four sides of the base Born in
Roxbury (then Woodbury) C.T. May 17, 1743
Bennington VT. 1765-1784
Died Dec. 26, 1784 at Roxbury CT
Where he was buried with Honors of War
"Tell future ages …