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> September 1, 2005
> Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator
> (802) 759-2412,
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> FORTS & BATTLEFIELDS TALK AT HUBBARDTON

> Hubbardton, Vt.- Throughout the 1700s the now peaceful Champlain Valley
> was the setting for numerous military conflicts. Come to the Hubbardton
> Battlefield State Historic Site on Wednesday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m.
> when Vermont historian Howard Coffin will be speaking on "Forts and
> Battlefields from Saratoga to Chambly" and his new guidebook, _Guns Over
> the Champlain Valley_. The event is one of many being held around the state
> in September to celebrate Vermont Archaeology Month.

> Coffin's other books include _Nine Months to Gettysburg_ and _Full Duty:
> Vermonters in the Civil War_. The program is sponsored by the Vermont
> Humanities Council and is free and open to the public. If you like, bring
> a picnic supper to enjoy before the program.

> The Hubbardton Battlefield is the site of the only Revolutionary War
> battle fought in Vermont. It is regularly open Wednesdays through Sundays
> and Labor Day, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., through Columbus Day. The site is
> six miles off VT Route 30 in Hubbardton or seven miles off exit 5 on US
> Route 4 in Castleton. Carefully follow the signs. For more information,
> call (802) 273-2282 or visit: www.HistoricVermont.org/sites
> <http://www.historicvermont.org/sites> .

> For information about Vermont's state-owned historic sites, call John
> Dumville, 802-828-3051.
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>
> John P. Dumville
> Historic Sites Operations Chief
> Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
> National Life Building, Drawer 20
> Montpelier, Vermont  05620-0501
>
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> Telephone: (802) 828-3051
>
> Visit our Web Site to learn more about the State-Owned Historic Sites:
> www.HistoricVermont.org <www.HistoricVermont.org>
>
> The State-Owned Historic Sites are where history happened. 
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