Couple on way to Maine summer home trapped in Vt. monument

Posted June 03, 2011, at 11:19 a.m.

BENNINGTON, Vt. — An Arizona couple says the extra half hour they spent stuck in the elevator of the Bennington Battle monument didn’t sour them on Vermont.

Carl and Darlene Henderson of Sun City were on their way down Thursday from the top of the 306-foot stone obelisk that commemorates the 1777 Battle of Bennington when the elevator stopped.

Bennington Fire Chief Tyler Hollister says the fire department has responded to the monument a handful of times to help patrons stuck in the elevator. Monument officials say the elevator is going to be fixed on Friday.

The Hendersons stopped in Vermont on the way to their summer home in Maine.

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The Bennington Banner says monument officials are going to offer the Hendersons free mugs for the inconvenience of getting stuck.


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