Compliments C S Forbes
Centennial 1877
    This jug was made as a souvenir of the release of the book The Second Battle of Bennington: A History of Vermont's Centennial, and The One Hundredth Anniversary of Bennington's Battle - A Civic and Military Review by Charles S. Forbes - Illustrated, , Publisher Advertising Printing Co., St. Albans, Vt., 1877, size 4 !/2" X 7", 95 pages. So here it is....a jug made to coincide with this event!!!!
Below is the RUST variation.
internet archives gives you the opportunity to read the book in its entirety
     sabrinasmom09 included this note with the book, in her own words; "This 1877 Vermont Centennial book was printed in my home town just a  few streets over from where I grew up.  My best friend's father worked for the printing company for may years when I was a child and this book is something he gave me many years ago.  There are burgundy colored covers, green & blue.  The printing company merged with the St. Albans Messenger, still in operation in 1880.
This is the BLUE variation.

Another variation....GREEN.

         Here is the another BLUE variation, plus a book cover variant.