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.
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
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
By Ennis Duling When the American army moved on to Mount Independence in July 1776, Col. John Stark of New Hampshire was awarded command of the Third Brigade, which included his own 5th Continental Regiment and three others. At 47, he was the most experienced American officer in the Northern Army, having served as a … Continue reading John Stark, Commander of the Mount’s 3rd Brigade