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From: "Gilbertson, Elsa" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:  Birth of the US Navy talk at Mt. Independence/August 16
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 13:48:52 -0400

Center for Research on Vermont member Neil Stout is giving this lecture.  It
may be of interest to those on the Center's email list.
Thanks.  Elsa
> July 23, 2003
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> THE BIRTH OF THE U.S. NAVY
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> Orwell, VT-In 1776 then American patriot Benedict Arnold engineered a
> fantastic shipbuilding effort that led to the pivotal Revolutionary War
> Battle of Valcour Island in October of that year.  Come to the Mount
> Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, on Saturday, August
> 16, at 2:00 p.m., for a lecture on the birth of the United States Navy by
> University of Vermont history professor emeritus Neil Stout.  A rocky
> outcropping on the Orange Trail at Mount Independence is believed to be
> the spot where masts for boats in Arnold's fleet were stepped.
>
> The program, held in honor of Bennington Battle Day, is free and open to
> the public.  It is co-sponsored by the Vermont Division for Historic
> Preservation and the Mount Independence Coalition. 
>
> The Mount Independence State Historic Site is considered one of the
> best-preserved Revolutionary War sites in America.  It is located six
> miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell
> village; carefully follow the signs.  Call (802) 948-2000 for more
> information.  Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily until October
> 13.
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> 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:  (802) 759-2547
> Visit the Vermont Historic Sites at www.HistoricVermont.org and 3 Valleys
> to Freedom at www.3valleystofreedom.org
>