I enjoy reading the ‘Today in Brattleboro History’ feature. I especially enjoy seeing articles that indicate that the same ol’ same ol’ is going on in our town.
For example, from today’s:
A finger was broken from one of the statues on the Fisk Monument, last Sunday, by some person who is either a sneak or a villain. Any human being who will in any way injure, deface, or wantonly tamper with anything which the living having thoughtfully and tenderly placed on the graves of the dead, ought to be banished from a decent society, and is to be himself denied a Christian burial.
Friday evening, and the following night, the rain fell bountifully. Our streets were thoroughly washed. But the excessive heat that continued, and that still continues (Monday evening) almost neutralizes the otherwise good effects.
This portion of the state seems to be, at the present time, flooded with peddlers of all sorts of goods. The regular merchant is the man to be patronized. He is one of our own citizens, helps pay the taxes that support our government and its institutions. The peddler is a roving individual. He does not pay taxes nor has he any interest to maintain a reputation for honesty.
Thanks for providing this, Chris and Lise! It’s entertaining, enlightening, and really gives me a sense of history.