October 24, 2014
1314 UNITED STATES (Vermont) - The Arlington Green Covered Bridge
Arlington is a little town in Vermont, with only 2,317 inhabitants, known only by history lovers, because was the capital of the Vermont Republic (1777-1791). Near the town, off Vermont Route 313, is the Arlington Green Covered Bridge, which crosses Batten Kill. The picturesque red bridge was built in 1852 using the Towne Truss design. Looking through the bridge one catches a glimpse of the Inn on Covered Bridge Green, now a bed & breakfast and formerly the home of painter Norman Rockwell between 1943 and 1954. The Inn was built in 1792. The view from the south (on the postcard) shows the steel cables which hold the bridge in place during storms. The cables are typical of all these bridges. On August 28, 2011, the bridge was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene, but it was fixed in the following months and has since reopened.
About the stamps
The first two stamps, depicting a Chippendale Chair (4c / 2004) and a Tiffany Lamp (1c / 2002), are part of the series American Design, about which I wrote here. About the stamp featuring the portrait of George Washington, I wrote here. The last stamp, dedicated to Lydia Mendoza (1916-2007), is part of the series Music Icons, about which I wrote here.
Arlington Green Covered Bridge - tug44.org
Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 25.03.2014
Photo: William Johnson / 1995