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From: "Gilbertson, Elsa"
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Subject: Birth of the US Navy talk at Mt. Independence/August
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 13:48:52 -0400
Center for Research on Vermont member Neil Stout is giving this
may be of interest to those on the Center's email list.
> July 23, 2003
> THE BIRTH OF THE U.S. NAVY
> Orwell, VT-In 1776 then American patriot Benedict Arnold engineered
> fantastic shipbuilding effort that led to the pivotal Revolutionary
> Battle of Valcour Island in October of that year. Come to the
> Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, on Saturday,
> 16, at 2:00 p.m., for a lecture on the birth of the United States
> University of Vermont history professor emeritus Neil Stout. A
> outcropping on the Orange Trail at Mount Independence is believed to
> the spot where masts for boats in Arnold's fleet were stepped.
> The program, held in honor of Bennington Battle Day, is free and
> the public. It is co-sponsored by the Vermont Division for
> Preservation and the Mount Independence Coalition.
> The Mount Independence State Historic Site is considered one of
> best-preserved Revolutionary War sites in America. It is
> miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near
> village; carefully follow the signs. Call (802) 948-2000 for
> information. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
> Please note the new email address: [log in to unmask]
> Elsa Gilbertson
> Regional Historic Site Administrator
> Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
> Chimney Point State Historic Site
> 7305 VT Route 125
> Addison, VT 05491
> Phone: (802) 759-2412 Fax:
> Visit the Vermont Historic Sites at
and 3 Valleys
> to Freedom at www.3valleystofreedom.org