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Become a Member of The BHS!

We have discovered a meteoric rise in the number of people following the Brattleboro Historical Society’s social media sites. Currently, thousands of people are daily likely to view our postings of Brattleboro history. Would you consider becoming a member of the Brattleboro Historical Society? Yearly membership is $25.00. Membership benefits include receiving our newsletter. We are strictly a non profit and 100% of your membership dues will go to the efforts of the BHS.

To become a member write your tax deductible check to:

Brattleboro Historical Society and send it to:
Brattleboro Historical Society
230 Main Street #301
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Here is a link to the most recent newsletter to give you a sampling. Thank you.

BHS Newsletter 2017 by Brattleboro Historical Society on Scribd

We Have a Winner!

We had over 50 answers and many questions about this car. We had 3 correct submissions and will be awarding a free one year membership to the Brattleboro Historical Society to each of the winners. They are:

William Sullivan –
Chief Engineer at JVC Broadcasting of South Florida
He studied at Vermont Technical College
Went to Brattleboro Union High School
Lives in Apopka, Florida

Doug Bassett –
BUHS Graduate class of 1991
Produce Associate at Hannaford’s and Package Handler at UPS
Formerly at: 96.7 WTSA FM and Iconic Rock 92.7

Steve Letourneau –
BUHS Class of 1988
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
Lives in Berlin, New Hampshire

About the car – It is a Ford Model N Runabout made in 1906. It belonged to Brattleboro’s John Ryder. Fred Adams, using a Kodak camera, placed his 1 year old son, Lyman, and Lyman’s friend, 2 year old Howard Rice, and took this photograph in October. The car had a 15 horse power, 4 cylinder engine and reached about 45 MPH. This Model N was the best selling car in America in 1906. Ford’s Model T came out in 1908. The photograph was taken on Brattleboro’s North Street.

Howard Rice graduated from Dartmouth College in 1926 & retired as an Associate Professor from Princeton University in 1970.

Lyman Adams earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 1928. He retired in 1967 from the American Optical where he had been Personnel Director.


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