ORIGINAL 1940 COVERED BRIDGE Photograph PHOTO Vermont VT Newfane WEST RIVER For Sale
ORIGINAL 1940 COVERED BRIDGE Photograph PHOTO Vermont VT Newfane WEST RIVER:
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Original 3-3/8" x 5-3/4" photograph showing a Vermont covered bridge.
At reverse is written, "Holland Bridge over West River, beyond Newfane, Vt, Sept 28, 1940"
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Originally inhabited by twoNative Americantribes (theAlgonquian-speakingAbenakiand theIroquois), much of the territory that is now Vermont was claimed by theFrench colonyofNew France.Franceceded the territory toGreat Britainafter being defeated in 1763 in theSeven Years' War. For many years, the nearbycolonies, especially the provinces ofNew HampshireandNew York, disputed control of the area (then called theNew Hampshire Grants). Settlers who held land titles granted by New York were opposed by theGreen Mountain Boysmilitia, which supported the claims of the many settlers whose claims were based on grants from New Hampshire. Ultimately, those settlers prevailed in creating an independent state, theVermont Republic. Founded in 1777 during theRevolutionary War, the republic lasted for fourteen years. Aside from theThirteen Colonies, Vermont is one of only four US states that were previouslysovereign states(along withCalifornia,Hawaii, andTexas). In 1791 Vermontjoinedthe US as the 14th state—the first to be admitted to the union after the original 13 colonies. Vermont was the first state to partially abolishslaverywhile still independent and played an important geographical role in theUnderground Railroad,which helpedAmerican slavesescape style="WHITE-SPACE: normal; WORD-SPACING: 0px; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; COLOR: rgb(0,0,0); FONT: medium 'Times New Roman'; LETTER-SPACING: normal; TEXT-INDENT: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-stretch: normal">
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