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Old Number Four (The Fort at No. 4)

Putnam, George I

Published by Equity Publishing Corporation., 1965
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164 p. Full page and chapter heading illustrations, pen&ink style; all illus and text in brown ink. 3-color (brn, red, blue) wraparound illus cover, young men & boys inside log building w/ rifles, on lookout. History footnotes. George Israel Putnam (1860-1937) resided in Charlestown, NH, from 1906 to 1923. His early years included Charlestown, West Point Class of 1885 and 4 years in the military, then to journalism in Denver, New York City, and Claremont, NH. The Fort at No. 4 sat where downtown Charlestown is now, and a replica Living History Museum was built just north along the Connecticut River, and continues today to serve as an education cultural tourism center in Sullivan County. The Fort was the northernmost outpost as settlers moved upriver from Massachusetts and Connecticut. Too often, area natives kidnapped colonists (for ransom by the French in the north), burned crops, and combated over territory. Putnam, in his foreword, reminds that challenges among colonists were set against a backdrop of European monarchial ambition amd power plays. Caution: he does have historic bias in describing the region's natives, who history now knows were Abenaki. This historical novel has other value in understanding the pre-Revolutionary era of the American expansion by families into wilderness, with only the tools for self-sufficiency. Very good in good dust jacket. Gold & red sticker inside front cover: "Property of Inter-Lakes School District, Meredith, NH"; very clean. DJ small chips, tears; sm pieces missing spine ends. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0003398

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Title: Old Number Four (The Fort at No. 4)

Publisher: Equity Publishing Corporation.

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hard cover

Illustrator: Burt, R Alden (Illustrations by).

Edition: LOC # 65-22707;.

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