1863 WESTFORD, VERMONT Liquor License Written On Owen & Hurlbut Paper S. LEE, MA For Sale
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1863 WESTFORD, VERMONT Liquor License Written On Owen & Hurlbut Paper S. LEE, MA:
ONE OF A KIND 1863 WESTFORD, VERMONT Hand Written Intoxicating Liquor License by the County Commissioner Via the state of Vermont.
This licence was written on paper stamped by Owen & Hurlbut Paper Company
Thomas O. Hurlbut was born in Wethersfield CT in 1794, a descendent of Thomas Hurlbut who came to America in 1635. In 1822 he came to Lee with Charles Owen and started the Owen & Hurlbut Paper Company. They bought the mill of Samuel Church, built in 1806, and later bought the grist mill of Billings Brown and converted it to paper. The inn was built in 1824 as a private home for Thomas O. Hurlbut and his family.
The Owen & Hurlbut Paper Company quickly grew to become the most influential factor in the development of South Lee. By 1855 it employed 150 people.