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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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