Ethan Allen: Founder of the State of Vermont

Ethan Allen

[Larkin G. Mead’s marble effigy of Ethan Allen in the National Statuary Hall. Given by Vermont in 1876]

Born today was Ethan Allen.

Colonial hero, but  British felon.

Anathema at King George’s court

After taking Ticonderoga’s fort.

File:Fort Ticonderoga 1775.jpg

[The cannon seized by Ethan Allen’s forces at Fort Ticonderoga was later used effectively in the Battle for Boston.]



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Tags: 1738-1789

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