William Farwell’s Powder Horn

The enlarged images can be viewed in a slideshow by clicking the first image and then clicking the “next” button. Eliot contacted me and was hoping to learn more about this 1775 powder horn, inscribed with the name William Farwell. I thought I would share it with all, as it is a very interesting powder…

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Saratoga-Stillwater Colonial Story

Come and join us this Thursday night at the Saratoga National Historical Park for an exciting presentation sponsored by the Old Saratoga Historical Association. The presentation will be at the Visitor Center at Saratoga National Historical Park, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Visitor Center is located at 648 Route 32 in Stillwater, NY. For directions,…

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Engraved Powder Horns – Part 4

The enlarged images can be viewed in a slideshow by clicking the first image and then clicking the “next” button. See the biography of the watercolorist Rufus Alexander Grider after the images. A few months ago an old article on powder horns alerted me to the work of the watercolorist Rufus Alexander Grider. He must…

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Engraved Powder Horns – Part 3

This article has been reproduced from the July 1939 issue of the American Collector. American Engraved Powder Horns By Stephen V. Grancsay Curator of Arms and Armor Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (All illustrations from the J.H. Grenville Gilbert Collection, Metropolitan Museum) THE period of the French and Indian War was a map-making era….

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Engraved Powder Horns – Part 1

Engraved powder horns are simply fascinating. Particularly those with detailed historical maps. They are truly a piece of art, and the work of incredible craftsmen. I discovered them by pure chance, and got interested in them because they often feature maps from the region of Lake Champlain, the region where I live and which I…

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Battle of Hubbardton Reenactment

Note: The dates for 2012 Battle of Hubbardton Reenactment are July 7-8. The Battle of Hubbardton is the only American Revolution battle which took place entirely in Vermont. The date was July 7, 1777. Every year, you can attend the reenactment of the battle on Sunday morning. Around 2 to 300 hundreds reenactors come from…

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