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Historical society presents program about local Vermonters’ role in war affairs

Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. — WALLINGFORD — The Wallingford Historical Society will be presenting Gary Shattuck, author of “Insurrection, Corruption, and Murder in Early Vermont: Life on the Wild Northern Frontier” at its Sept. 30 meeting, 7 p.m. at the Wallingford Town Hall.

Now retired, Mr. Shattuck is a Shrewsbury resident who spent 35 years as a state police trooper and federal prosecutor. Mr. Shattuck will talk about the 1808 “Black Snake Affair” and the War of 1812 with an emphasis on the involvement of Wallingford, Danby, and Tinmouth residents. One Wallingford militiaman, Lieutenant Alexander Miller, built the Upton house on Main Street and his blacksmith shop where the Old Stone Shop is now located eventually became today’s Tru Temper. The letters between him and his wife form a key part of Mr. Shattuck’s work.

The program is free and open to the public.  For more info, call 802-446-2336.

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