Group hike yesterday, the second half of the great Knox weekend with the Springfield Armory. Saturday was a Knox symposium in Springfield and Sunday we hiked the trail with historian Tom Ragusa. We all traveled the “ye trodden path” Knox Trail, Otis section to learn, hike and enjoy the history. We started at station #20 two large rocks and stones, onto DCR property in the Otis Tolland State Forest, Webster saw mill, Station #28 Great Rock, the burial spot of General Burgoyne’s soldier in 1777, the massive walls on the downhill created by General Amherst’s men to repair the road and finally to Station #33 encampment site of Benjamin Wadsworth in 1694, oldest site on record on the banks of the Farmington River where a group of 50 or so men camped overnight on August 9th and 10th on their way to Albany to sign a treaty with the five Native American Nations. Big thank you to the National Parks Service, Springfield Armory National Historic Site and Tom Ragusa for putting this weekend together to preserve Hilltown History for all!

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