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Sunday September 15, 2019
2:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Bennington Historical Society presents Just Who was Natty Bumppo? 

From Wallomsac, New York, Nathaniel Shipman, AKA Natty Bumppo, was James Fenimoor Cooper’s prototype of the ideal frontiersman for his series of novels “The Leatherstockings Tales.” Introduced in Cooper’s “The Deerslayer” he was the steely eyed marksman, one with nature, who did what was needed to survive.  Hear more about the real Bumppo and the struggle the Hoosick Falls Historical Society went through to finally get a historical marker erected near his grave.