Ethan Allen Grave and Monument
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Overlooking the Winooski Valley, the memorial was erected in 1873 to honor Ethan Allen, one of the founding fathers of Vermont and leader of the Green Mountain Boys. It took just about a century to complete this beautiful work over the grave of the American Revolutionary War hero.
The eight-foot statue and the 35-foot granite column make the monument the tallest and most prominent one in the state. The whole structure stands upon a solid foundation of marvelous stone work.
The Tuscan granite column and its base was designed by writer, philosopher, and statesman George Perkins Marsh.---- Selected Quotes ----
Quotes regarding Ethan Allen Grave and Monument.
By Kenneth S. Davis
Without the loss of a single life, with a casual and even comic air wholly incommensurate with the importance of the event, Ethan Allen’s expedition reduced three key British strongpoints — Ticonderoga, Crown Point, and St. Johns in the north (for the latter was impotent so long as the Americans controlled the lake) — and obtained for the American cause what was, for its time and place, an immense booty.
American Heritage magazine, 1963
You might ask yourself, "Who was Ethan Allen and who were the Green Mountain Boys?" Ethan Allen was a man that stood up for Vermont and made sure that it became an independent state. Without Allen we might only have 49 states. The Green Mountain ...
Ethan Allen and his "Green Mountain Boys"
1983); "Allen, Ethan" Encarta Encyclopedia '99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. © Copyright "The American Revoulution Home Page" - Ronald W. McGranahan 1998 - 2004. All Rights Reserved ...
American Revolution - Ethan Allen
Allen, Ethan (1738-1789) Writer, Soldier, and Politician: Allen devoted nearly twenty years to the struggle for statehood or independence for Vermont. During the Revolutionary War, Allen fought both to free the colonies from Britain and to free ...