Big cities have skyscrapers.
Bennington, Vermont, has the Revolutionary War Bennington Battle Monument.
It's the tallest structure in the state at 306 feet, four and a half inches tall!
Standing at the bottom of it, does kind of make a person feel like an ant.
One can see it from quite far away as it juts high above the trees and looks quite awesome.
|Blossoming tree on the lawn near the monument|
The monument was built on the site of an arsenal depot, or the storage site of the military supplies.
The actual battle was over in two hours.
Brigadier General John Stark and his American forces defeated two detachments of British General John Burgoyne's invading army, according to a brochure procured in the Monument Gift Shop.
The impressive structure was made from blue-grey magnesian limestone from Hudson Falls, New York.
One can take an elevator up to the top, something I avoided due to a terrible fear of heights.
The view of the lush countryside must be gorgeous, though.
The monument is owned by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
The grounds are lovely.
There's even this decorative moose on the lawn:
DO YOU ENJOY VISITING HISTORIAL PLACES?