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Before Statehood: Arlington, Sandgate, and Sunderland Before 1791
Saturday 19 March 2016, 01:00pm
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This month Vermont will celebrate the 225th anniversary of becoming the 14th state on March 4, 1791. On March 19th, join Bill Budde, Curator of the Russell Vermontiana Collection, in our own celebration with a review of the early history of Arlington, Sandgate, and Sunderland between 1761 and 1791. We will have birthday cake, coffee, tea, and juice with the presentation in the downstairs meeting room.

In this thirty-year period our three towns were at the center of Vermont in the making. Arlington was the first capital of Vermont; Ethan and Ira Allen lived in Sunderland, and their cousin Remember Baker lived in Arlington; Daniel Shays of Shays' Rebellion fame lived in Arlington and Sandgate; Revolutionary War armies passed through our towns, and the Green Mountain Boys actively worked to keep the New York claims on the New Hampshire Grants at bay.

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