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May 15, 2010

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You may be interested in knowing that I am covering a similar topic on my blog:

http://miniawi.blogspot.com/2010/05/allen-and-arnold-30-days-to-glory.html

Tim Abbott

I can only speculate that the need to hire local teamsters to transport the cannon argued for a route toward Albany rather than through the wilderness from the get go. It is also possible that the "relatively" flat section between Lake George and the Berkshires was thought to be more feasible for the transport of heavy artillery than the Old Crown Point Rd. Or maybe it is because the war materiel at Ticonderoga and Crown point were in the jurisdiction of NY, and taking them through the disputed "Hampshire Grants" might not have been considered politic. Many thanks for writing.

reader

A wonderful account, thank you. Would it have been possible for Knox to have followed the old Crown Point Road for this trip? Was there a reason he didn't? (crownpointroad.org)

Along similar lines, there's a great website on the original boundary stones delimiting the District of Columbia that might be of interest to "marker fans":

http://www.boundarystones.org/

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