Camp Webster, Grout Job 1921
Camp Webster, Grout Job 1921

In 1922, a few members of the Bennington Section leased and furnished an old camp along the Long Trail, just north of the old Grout Job Lumber Camp. GMC members could use the camp if they picked up the key in Bennington. It was dubbed Camp Webster due its proximity to the Daniel Webster Monument, erected by the Stratton Mountain Club in 1915, on the Arlington Wardsboro Road. The monument marks the location where the famed orator, Daniel Webster, addressed a crowd of 15,000 at a Whig Convention in 1840.

Daniel Webster Marker erected by the Stratton Mountain Club on August 10, 1915
Daniel Webster Marker erected by the Stratton Mountain Club on August 10, 1915


Long Trail Guide Book – 4th Edition, 1922