The public is invited to a dramatization of the immediate aftermath of the capture and rescue of Arlington settler and Green Mountain Boy Captain Remember Baker.
On March 21, 1772 a posse of New Yorkers under John Munro (1728-1800) attempted to collect the New York bounty on Baker at his cabin at what is now East Arlington, Vermont. The area was initially claimed by New Hampshire, but New York, which also claimed the territory, began issuing grants of its own, some of which conflicted with those already made by New Hampshire. Armed conflicts between the rival claimants were common, and the Green Mountain Boys were organized to expel the settlers from New York. The dispute was resolved when Vermont (originally called New Connecticut) was established as an independent republic in 1777. [Read more…] about NY-VT Border Conflict Dramatization Planned for June 18th