Putnam Hill Re-enactment Kicks Off Greenwich’s 375th

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 10.39.06 AMCrowds turned out during a temporary reprieve from single digit February temps on Sunday to join in celebrating the 375th anniversary of Greenwich’s founding.

The Daughters of the American Revolution organized a Revolutionary War re-enactment at Putnam Hill Park featuring Gen. Israel Putnam’s escape from invading British forces in 1779. The event included a re-dedicaiton of Putnam Hill Park and public tours of Putnam Cottage.

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A perspective of Put’s Hill unlike that of a typical motorist’s gaze through a windshield on E Putnam Ave., General Israel Putnam’s famously escape down this steep precipice to seek reinforcements for his Patriot forces in February of 1779 during a major American Revolutionary War battle in Greenwich.

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Just before the unveiling …

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Tom Gorin, sons of American Revolution. Greenwich Boy Scout Troops represented at the event were Troops 1, 5, 9, 35 and Cub Scout Packs 6 and 35.

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Book of common prayer with prayers to the king crossed out.

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