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> September 1, 2005
> Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator,
> 802-759-2412,
> [log in to unmask]
>
> ECOLOGY AND BOTANY HIKE AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE
>
> ORWELL, Vt. - On Sunday, September 11, Marc Lapin, coordinator for the
> Champlain Valley Clayplain Forest Project, will lead a natural community
> ecology and botany hike at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in
> Orwell, Vermont.  The program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Marc will
> show you the natural wonders of the Mount and explain the delicate balance
> of our ecology.       His tours are always great favorites at the site.
>
> Meet at the Mount Independence Visitor Center.  Wear sturdy shoes, dress
> for the weather, and if you like, bring lunch or a snack to enjoy along
> the hike.  Tickets are $5.00 for adults, free for children under 15, and
> includes admission to the Visitor Center.  The event is sponsored by the
> Mount Independence Coalition and Vermont Division for Historic
> Preservation. 
>
> Mount Independence, one of Vermont's state-owned historic sites, is a
> National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the least disturbed
> Revolutionary War sites in America.  It is located near the end of Mount
> Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of VT Routes 73 and
> 22A in Orwell.  Call 802-948-2000 for more information.  Regular hours are
> 9:30 to 5:00 daily through October 10. 
>
> For more information about the state-owned historic sites, contact John
> Dumville, 802-828-3051, [log in to unmask]  Visit the sites online
> at www.HistoricVermont.org/sites <www.HistoricVermont.org/sites> .
>
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>
> John P. Dumville
> Historic Sites Operations Chief
> Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
> National Life Building, Drawer 20
> Montpelier, Vermont  05620-0501
>
> E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
> Telephone: (802) 828-3051
>
> Visit our Web Site to learn more about the State-Owned Historic Sites:
> www.HistoricVermont.org <www.HistoricVermont.org>
>
> The State-Owned Historic Sites are where history happened. 
>
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