Sunday, July 23, 2006

"New" Tour Day 3: Keene, NH

Enjoyed our stay with the very hospitable Wrigley family. Pouring rain for most of the day. Had a driving tour of the area and dinner at The Olive Garden in town. It was great for Rupert to get caught up with his friend from Durham University days.

"New" Tour Day 2: Marlow, New Hampshire

Driving through Bennington, Vermont we couldn't help but be intrigued by the Battle Monument and so stopped to see it up close. "A group wishing to commemorate the Battle of Bennington decided a monument should be erected at the storage site of the military supplies which had been the objective of the battle." "The Bennington Battle Monument is 306 feet 4 and 1/2 inches tall; the cornerstone was laid in 1887, and the monument completed and dedicated in 1891. It is constructed from blue-grey magnesian limestone (known as Sandy Hill Dolomite from present-day Hudson Falls, New York), which is roughfaced with the exception of two horizontal bands near the observatory level. " Read more here.


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