Autumn Arrives in Bolton

Autumn arrived over the weekend in Bolton. It felt like summer, but fall was here. Shep and I took a cruise around town to stretch the legs after the NEMBA Fall Fiesta. We walked through our neighborhood, then checked out the Bolton (Connecticut) Town Green. This coming weekend, there is a ceremony to unveil a new memorial honoring Bolton’s combat veterans (2oth and 21st century wars). The momument was under a tarp.

Pumpkins for Sale!

Most of the time, I’m just passing through the center of town. This time, I actually stopped and read some of the neat signage. Bolton is an old town, by US standards. It isn’t quite 300 years old, but it is still old.

Welcome to Bolton!

Bolton has a Revolutionary War history. Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, a French general, led his troops through Connecticut on his way to Yorktown, Virginia, where he met up with George Washington’s army and helped defeat the British. The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (W3R) National Historic Trail passes through Bolton and is one of the town’s most historical significances.

The Rochambeau Route info sign.

I recently commented on the National Park Service plan that is being drafted to preserve the history of this trail. When you live in New England, you are used to seeing some cool historical stuff. Knowing that Rochambeau and his forces camped at Rose Farm, right near our house, makes it even cooler.

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