04 July 2013

Boston's Freedom Trail

Happy 4th of July to you from the Freedom Trail in Boston...Paul Revere style.

Revere's grave

Revere's house
Stature of Revere in front of the Old North Church

Old North Church

"one if by land, two if by sea"

02 July 2013

Our own Freedom Trail

Our family vacation this year took us to up-state New York to spend time in the Adirondacks, then down through southern Vermont into Massachusetts, then out to Boston, Plymouth, and Cape Cod.  This is why in large part I've been absent from posting the last two weeks.

I thought I would share a few pictures from our travels, and as the timing seems appropriate for this week leading up to the Fourth, pictures themed to our nation's beginnings.

Ft. Ticonderoga, New York
The fort dates to the French & Indian War, but became a key victory and post in the Revolution when it was captured from the British and held by the Colonial Army.

At the fort

Revolutionary War memorial, Bennington, Vermont
The 300' monument commemorates the Battle of Bennington and Brigadier General John Stark

At the grave of one of my Revolutionary War ancestors, Nathaniel Cole, in Binghamton, New York.
Cole was a native of Connecticut when he enlisted in the Colonial Army.  He then relocated to New York and established a village at "Cole's Hill" with a tavern and post office on the farm-to-market road, now called Colesville Road.