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Brattleboro is a river town rich in history. It was the site of the first permanent English settlement in Vermont, Fort Dummer, in 1724. The town was chartered in 1753. It has been a printing town since William Fessenden began publishing books in 1805. For more than 100 years Brattleboro was the home of the world famous Estey Organ Company. Wells Fountain, pictured on the Society’s logo, stands at the north end of Main Street and was designed by architect William Rutherford Mead, who grew up in Brattleboro.

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This Week in Brattleboro History: Charles Wood and the Circus

In 1820 Charles Wood was born in Centreville. Who knew he would join the circus, work with the 1st lion tamer to place his head inside a lion’s mouth and finish his career with P.T. Barnum? Here’s his story…...

This Week in Brattleboro History: Maple Syrup & Sugar

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This Week in Brattleboro History: The Flood of ’36

81 years ago this week the largest flood in recorded Brattleboro history struck our town. Here’s the story…...

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