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Bennington's Battle Monument jacket cover

Massive and Lofty
by Tyler Resch

Bennington's Battle MonumentThe story of the 306' tower designed and constructed in a Victorian tradition similar to the Washington and Bunker Hill monuments, to commemorate the 1777 Battle of Bennington, victorious prelude to the Battles of Saratoga, turning point of the American Revolution. Contemporary newspaper reportage from the cornerstone rites in 1887, through the setting of the capstone in 1889, to the dedication in 1891 (Vermont's Statehood Centennial.)

Portraits of period luminaries including Presidents Hayes and Harrison; views of other General Burgoyne campaign sites; 1927 celebratory poem; fascinating facts list; and vertigo-inducing photo essay that answers the question "How do they change the light bulb up there?"

being builtFourteen vintage and twenty-two modern black and white photos; five sketches of rejected designs; prints, engravings and antique postcards; map of other historic markers on Monument Circle; and, as endpapers, an 1887 birdseye view of Bennington featuring the monument (when only the cornerstone was actually in place!)

Ordering Information: 7" x 11"; 64 pages; Over 50 photographs, sketches, maps and prints.
ISBN 1-884592-00-7 Paperback: $9.95.

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