Bennington Banner

.......Messrs. E. & L.P. Norton are manufacturing large quantities of "Little Brown Jugs, "for visitors to Vermont's Centennial to take home with them as mementos of one of Bennington's important industries, stone pottery ware. They are of the last century's style, in miniature, and are adorned with appropriate inscriptions, each bearing the date, "August 16th,1877."  Every person will carry home one of these,that is provided there are enough of them to go around.

    In 1893, the Banner was known as The Bennington Banner and Reformer, owned by Charles A. Pierce. Mr. Pierce lived on Harrison Avenue in the house later occupied by Alex Drysdale’s family, now the site of the Paradise Motor Inn. Prior to 1903, it was a weekly paper, issued every Thursday. Its office was on North Street and received much damage from a fire in the early morning of February 28, 1893. About 1897, the Banner moved to Main Street, I believe at the same street location as today. Frank E. Howe purchased the Banner and Reformer in March 1902 and started The Bennington Evening Banner, a daily paper, with the first issue published on December 8, 1903.

 

     Above info is credited to Joe Hall radio show “Bygone Bennington” on WBTN AM 1370.

 

This snippet was taken from the Bennington Evening Banner, 
dated December 14, 1916.
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