Brattleboro, Vermont in the Mid-1970s Through Amazing Vintage Photos

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Brattleboro, originally Brattleborough, is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The most populous municipality abutting Vermont’s eastern border with New Hampshire, which is the Connecticut River, Brattleboro is located about 10 miles (16 km) north of the Massachusetts state line, at the confluence of Vermont’s West River and the Connecticut.

Marlboro College Center for Graduate and Professional Studies and SIT Graduate Institute are located in the town. There are satellite campuses of three colleges as well: Community College of Vermont, Union Institute and University, and Vermont Technical College. The town is home to the New England Center for Circus Arts and the Vermont Jazz Center.

These fascinating photos from Vermont Historical Society were taken by Paul Carnahan for a high school project in 1975.

Looking north along Putney Road. Notice the old gas station still standing in the distance

Aerial view from Retreat Tower

Bridge Street with the Railroad Diner on the left and the bridge to Hinsdale, New Hampshire straight ahead

Deacon John Holbrook House on Linden Street overlooking the common

Former Estey Mansion, then and now the Elks Lodge, on Putney Road

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