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

January 22
7:00 pm


Putney Public Library

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. Award-winning novelist Tim Weed shares the story behind this piece of Vermont history.

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Emily Zervas
Phone:
(802) 387-4407

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Putney Public Library
55 Main St
Putney, VT 05346 United States
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Website:
http://putneylibrary.org/