Merry Christmas 1877

     You have to wonder what Christmas was like in 1877.  What surprises me about this jug is you would think many local Bennington residents would be visiting the Norton factory to get one of these made,making it a more common find...But not so. I know of one other unique Christmas jug with the inscription of "Wish you a Merry Christmas"

The old first church was built in 1805.


"Perhaps after church services someone picked up one of the

 'Merry Christmas' Jugs from the Norton's."