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Monument on the site Catamount Tavern, Bennington, Vermont.

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The Catamount Tavern was built in 1769 and burned in 1871 and housed many important events, The tavern served as headquarters for the Green Mountain Boys while making their plans against the Yorkers and the British.
Ethan Allen planned the capture of Fort Ticonderoga here and John Stark planned British General Burgoyne's defeat here which turned out to be successful in the famous Battle of Bennington.
The Catamount was also the meetingplace of Vermont’s only form of government then; the Vermont Council of Safety

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Shian2

Very nice monument, Suzy, Thanks.

lyndee

I would die on the spot if I ever saw a cougar in the wild. Really, I would!

pumpkinhead

Pleased you like the monument, smllpkg. It is quite nice.

How awesome that must have been for sure, Beekay! They are such sleek animals! I'll keep a keen eye when on the Kancamagus :)

Beekay

Yes, I saw one in my back yard 2 years ago. Awesome, impressive sight!

smllpkg101

Lots of our early history occurred on this spot. Nicely honored with this imposing monument.

pumpkinhead

Never seen a catamount, but have seen a bobcat-he would walk along the base of the mountain at school-there was a ledge on the athletic field and he would just stroll along it.
Have you seen a catamount in NH?

laurajane

Interesting history, Suzy. And to think I hated history when I was in school...what a dummy!

Beekay

Thanks for the photo and the history. It seems all politics were done in Taverns back then. They were the original meetinghouse as you said!
BTW have you ever seen a catamount (cougar) in your area?

pumpkinhead

Thanks Robbie ( I sometimes forget that you have played in NY), Warbler (the only place to gather and make plans!), Cinderfire, fodus, Putter, Barb and Snooks!

snooker

Very nice history lesson today, Suzy. Great cat.

SunnyBarb25

Great history and a wonderful sculpture, Punkin....thank you!!!

PutterDutt

Fascinating photo and history, pumpkinhead! Thank you.

fodus

In those days, there were only taverns...not restaurants.

cinderfire

Tidy bit of history happened there. Like the catmount, mountain lion I guess we would call it around here. Very interesting Suzy. TFS. :o))

warbler

Have early tavern, will have history! What better meeting place.

Robbiel

What an interesting history and good shot of the monument Suzy! Fort Ticonderoga was my favourite spot when I wandered around upstate New York, how interesting to read about the plot to capture it! Thanks.

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