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Green Mountain Boys,

popular name of armed bands formed (c.1770) under the auspices of Ethan AllenAllen, Ethan,
1738–89, hero of the American Revolution, leader of the Green Mountain Boys, and promoter of the independence and statehood of Vermont, b. Litchfield (?), Conn.
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 in the Green Mountains of what is today Vermont. Their purpose was to prevent the New Hampshire GrantsNew Hampshire Grants,
early name (1749–77) for Vermont, given because most of the early settlers came in under land grants from Benning Wentworth, the colonial governor of New Hampshire.
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, as Vermont was then known, from becoming part of New York, to which it had been awarded by the British. Land speculators, such as Allen and his brothers, and settlers banded together in armed groups to defend their lands. Their methods were threat, intimidation, and actual violence against the New Yorkers, and they managed to keep the region free from New York control, establishing (1777) instead a separate government that ultimately achieved (1791) statehood for Vermont. In the American Revolution the Green Mountain Boys figured prominently in 1775, when, under Allen's leadership, they captured Ticonderoga. In 1777 Seth Warner and John StarkStark, John,
1728–1822, American Revolutionary soldier, b. Londonderry, N.H. He fought in the French and Indian Wars. At the start of the Revolution he distinguished himself at Bunker Hill, and he served in the Quebec campaign and with George Washington at Princeton and
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 led them to victory at Bennington—one of the notable achievements of the revolutionaries in the Saratoga campaign.
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Although Daniel and his neighbours were probably not the first to be threatened and forced from their grants by the Green Mountain Boys, their plight has been very well documented.
The site also has distinguished statues honoring General John Stark, who came with his troops from New Hampshire to defend the newly established Vermont and Colonel Seth Warner, a prominent member of the Green Mountain Boys. The Bennington Battle monument on the site of the Bennington Revolutionary War arsenal is one of the state-owned historic sites interpreting heritage and history throughout Vermont.
Ethan Allen and his illegal army known as the Green Mountain Boys used muskets, swords and torches to oust the Yorkers and return the farmland to Vermont settlers, though it had often been ravaged and razed in the process.
And it has even managed to hang on to the name, though we doubt most of its customers will still make any association with the Green Mountain Boys.
Once she settled in, the Green Mountain Boys' experience began enveloping her like a warm Chinook wind.
A cutline in the same newspaper reads, "A statue of Colonel Seth Warren of the Green Mountain Boys flanks the Bennington Battle Monument...." According to American Heritage Dictionary IV, to flank is to guard the left or right side of a structure, an endless task at this tall, four-sided stone tower.
So those who would assail Vermont's new-found position as a pre-eminent captive insurance domicile had best remember that the state also spawned the combative revolutionary Ethan Allen, along with the Green Mountain Boys.
Green Mountain Boys of Summer: Vermonters in the Major Leagues, 1882-1993.
During the winter of 1999-2000 I was putting the finishing touches on Green Mountain Boys of Summer: Vermonters in the Major Leagues, 1882-1993, a Larry Gardner Chapter project to which Guy and more than 20 other SABR members contributed.
Trumbull helped to organize the successful assault on Fort Ticonderoga by Vermont's "Green Mountain Boys" and sent 1,000 soldiers to garrison the fort after Ethan Allen took it.
8 Opticality redevivus Imagine my bemusement upon opening the September issue of Artforum to Lane Relyea's cover story on the new Color Field, only to discover my own enthusiasm for the old Color Field ridiculed in the second sentence: "'Formalism is back and better than ever,' gushed David Rimanelli in these pages a few months ago." Relyea refers to the opening of my review of the Andre Emmerich show "The Green Mountain Boys" but evidently misjudges its ironic tone.
From the age of Bancroft through the 1940s, the celebrationists--Zadock Thompson, Rowland Robinson, Frederic Van de Water--lovingly glorified the heroism of stalwart pioneers and Green Mountain Boys, and especially the genius of their leader, Ethan Allen, elevated in folklore to the status of a mythic demigod.

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