The economic life of the village developed and flourished along the creek. A series of dams powered grist and lumber mills in the early years of settlement. These were gradually replaced by paper and furniture factories.
A century ago the village was a self-contained community that shipped goods around the nation. Cushman furniture produced in North Bennington became an American standard. Stereoption viewers (“magic lanterns”) and children’s scooters manufactured here were familiar products throughout the country. All the necessities and many of the amenities of life lay within a short walk.
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