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Hike into history at Mount Independence Site

Sunday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. — ORWELL — Time for another hike into history at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. Stephen Zeoli is back to lead another of his popular hikes on Sunday, Aug. 9, starting at 2 p.m.

Zeoli will point out archaeological remains from this significant Revolutionary War fortification and tell you stories about the soldiers who built “Independence” on Lake Champlain. Zeoli is president of the Mount Independence Coalition, is a former caretaker at the site, and has written a short book, “Mount Independence: The Enduring Legacy of a Unique Place.”

Participants should wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and dress for the weather.

Mount Independence is located on Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of VT Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Mount Independence, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War sites in America. Carefully follow the signs. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes the guided walk, access to all the trails, and a visit to the air-conditioned museum with its exciting exhibits.  For info, 802-948-2000 or

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