Welcome to The Courier

The Courier is published by The Mount Independence Coalition to explore the history of Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. We are just transitioning to this online version from our printed edition.

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Dedicating the DAR Monument

by Stephen Zeoli On August 20, 1908, a group of history fans ferried on a barge from Larrabee’s Point to the northern tip of Mount Independence. The round trip cost 25 cents. They brought picnic baskets in anticipation of the lovely day ahead. They came to this isolated spot on Lake Champlain to celebrate the … Continue reading Dedicating the DAR Monument

Chasing Cornwallis

by Paul Andriscin Replacements Unlimited, located in McCleansville, North Carolina, buys used pottery, glassware, silverware and the like to replace items that have been broken so people can fill their sets with pieces that have been damaged.  So when my wife mentioned that she wanted to finally get rid of some stuff we’ve had sitting around … Continue reading Chasing Cornwallis


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Book Review: Revolution Song by Russell Short

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