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Tim Weed Presents: Thunderbolt, A True History of a Scottish Highwayman in 19th Century Vermont

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thunderbolt: A True History of a Scottish Highwayman in 19th Century Vermont

Weeks before his execution for highway robbery in 1821, a young immigrant wrote a confession detailing a series of robberies he’d undertaken in the company of a notorious Scottish outlaw known as “Captain Thunderbolt.”

Soon afterwards, a Scotsman calling himself Dr. John Wilson emerged as a leading citizen of the Brattleboro area, and the suspicion arose—published in a pamphlet that became a national bestseller—that Wilson was none other than Captain Thunderbolt.

Snow date: Thursday, Jan 23rd at 7pm.

Presented in Partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council.

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Date:
January 22
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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