Thank you for stopping by. This site is named for the Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road, constructed in 1776 by the American army to provide access from the military outpost at Mount Independence to the Crown Point Road, and consequently to the rest of New England. A year later, this was the route of retreat by the Americans from the fortifications at Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga as the British army, led by General John Burgoyne, began to surround them. A fierce battle took place as the pursuing British caught up with the American rear guard in Hubbardton.
I worked for two years as caretaker/interpreter at Mount Independence and was married at the Hubbardton Battlefield. I live nearby the route of the old road, so it feels to me the road connects my the stages of my own past, but also the notion of the road connects me to the history of this remarkable region of the northeast.