| BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:
"Natives of eastern Connecticut like to say that except
for Boston and Philadelphia, the village of Lebanon stands first
in America in Revolutionary importance. While that may sound
like typical small-town puffery, the remark contains a large
measure of truth.
. . . Even the landscape of the town is superlative. It's mile-long,
hundred acre green is the largest such swath in New England.
What makes a visit to Lebanon, located about thirty miles southeast
of Hartford and twenty miles north of New London, remarkable
is that it takes so little imagination to get a sense of history
there. . . . More surprising, little seems to have been added.
The town still looks remarkably as it did in the eighteenth century,
when it was a few frame houses hammered together against the
Settlers began filtering into the hardwood forests and swamps
that mark east-central Connecticut in the 1660s, and by 1705
Lebanon claimed ninety taxable citizens."
American Heritage April 1989, Revolutionary
Village pg. 80-91