1738 - 1789
Ethan Allen was an important patriot and political
activist in the "New Hampshire grants", the colonial
territory that eventually became the state of Vermont.
He is now well-known especially as leader of the Green
Mountain Boys, an informal group organized to resist
the attempts of New York to gain control over that
Left: Portrait of Ethan Allen, artist unknown (possibly an itinerant
Below, left: statue of Ethan Allen in the Vermont statehouse.
(1941 replica based on the original design of L. G. Mead, Jr.)
Below, right: photograph of an engraving showing Ethan Allen
leading an attack on the British at Fort Ticonderoga, May 10,
1775. (Granger Collection, New York)