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July 11, 2015 -

The hike goal was to explore a possible retreat route from the battle that was fought on July 7th, 1777. The believed route was to the east and eventually following the Mt Independence-Hubbardton Military Road. We had no reason to believe the route wasn’t to the East, but the full route to Rutland and the route of the military road was up for speculation. The road according to Joseph Wheeler went over Belgo gap and

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December 5th, 2015 -

Barry Griffith led a Green Mountain Club outing to the site of Mount Independence. The hikers were led around the former fort exploring the grounds.

February 25th, 2016 -

Thanks to the Northern Illinois University, a letter from General Gates to Governor Trumbull has been posted online regarding the creation of this military road! Click HERE to read the letter.

April 3rd, 2016 -

Our 2016 calendar has been updated. There are lots of good events planned for the year. Be sure to mark your calendars with the ones of interest to you and we hope to see you soon!

September 10 & 11, 2016 -

The weekend was full of activity at the Mount Independence site in Orwell. There was re-enactors, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, historical presentations and more. Sunday’s schedule included an unveiling of one of the new road signs. More will be added over the coming years. Historian Tom Hughes had the honor of unveiling the sign after a well spoken speech explaining its purpose along with some of the history of the military road between the Mount and the CPR in Center Rutland. More photos can be seen HERE

August 20th, 2016 -

President Jim Rowe led another segment of the popular car tour series. The weather was great and gathered a good group of participants. It began at the Hubbardton Battlefield visitor’s center and finished at Mead’s Falls in Center Rutland. Photos can be viewed HERE

June 4, 2017

Our 2017 calendar has been updated. There are lots of good events planned for the year. Be sure to mark your calendars with the ones of interest to you and we hope to see you soon!