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The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Minutemen Marched Along This Trail

Hartwell Tavern and House, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Circa 1732-1733

"The tavern was on the main road, the "Bay Road," running from Boston through western Massachusetts out to Crown PointN.Y. This was the road that the British troops used on April 19. The soldiers passed by the tavern on their way to Concord, and again on their way back to Boston." The above house, other buildings and about five miles of this road are all in the Minute Man National Historical Park system.









The original road where the Minutemen and British marched from Boston to Concord, and then returned to Cambridge soon after the battle at The Old North Bridge. It is now known as the Battle Road Trail. This road used to be paved, but it was removed over 20 years ago, to make it look ca 1775. It is now perfect for walking to different sites, other buildings, the Visitor's Center and to the site where Paul Revere was captured.