Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Historians Lead Hiking Tour of Guilford Colonist’s Cave

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Hikers exploring included, from left (back) Irma Carper-Miller, Jude Cappiello, Elaine Cappiello, Anthony Tomaselli, Tracy Tomaselli, Beth Frisbie, Patty Hovick, Russ Hovick, Ann Thomas, John Thomas, and Vivienne Thomas and (front) Georgia Thomas, Janet Ainsworth, Joel Helander, and Marion Spaulding. Photo courtesy of Tracy Tomaselli

Hikers exploring included, from left (back) Irma Carper-Miller, Jude Cappiello, Elaine Cappiello, Anthony Tomaselli, Tracy Tomaselli, Beth Frisbie, Patty Hovick, Russ Hovick, Ann Thomas, John Thomas, and Vivienne Thomas and (front) Georgia Thomas, Janet Ainsworth, Joel Helander, and Marion Spaulding. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Tomaselli)

On Nov. 6, Town Historian Joel Helander and Guilford Free Library Historical Room Specialist Tracy Tomaselli took a group on a hike in the West Woods (off Moose Hill Road) to the cave in Guilford that was used by colonists to hide in when the British invaded Leete’s Island on June 18, 1781, and during the battle that ensued. This group from the Children of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, and others, also learned about foods the soldiers ate, stone walls and rock formations, and the indigenous peoples who lived in Guilford.

Information courtesy of Tracy Tomaselli


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