Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tracing history: After the battle

"By this route Washington with his army retired to Morristown after his victory at Princeton January 1777." The route, Nassau Street, is still our main thoroughfare (2nd photo, street stretching into background) and follows an old Lenape Indian path.

19 comments:

Cloudia said...

ah the Leni Lenape!
Poquessings and Neshaminy were in eastern PA at the time



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cieldequimper said...

Ancient routes are the best.

Peter said...

Also intrigued by the ancient pathways, George was a johnny-come-lately. Nice link.

llandudnopictures said...

These historical markers are always so interesting and important. And always wonderful to see!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

What a lovely memento you have there in Princeton!

Duncan In Kuantan

Red Nomad OZ said...

I might have the sensational colours and landscapes downunder; but you've got the history!! Is that a fair trade?!?!

a.s.m. said...

Un reportaje instructivo.
Un saludo, Ángel

Hilda said...

Gosh, Princeton's that old?

Norma Beishir said...

It's always interesting to see such historic places marked.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Princeton has had an eventful history Lulu, and how wonderful for Washington to be remembered and honored in this way.

Kaya said...

Lulu, you have a very rich history!!! I would love to live in the city like this. I would have many strolls along all historical places.

I like that you cover so many topics. I am learning and learning and happy about it:)))))

Tanya Breese said...

which reminds me, i had meant to sign ashlyn up for dar...great scholarships...a little late now ....

William Kendall said...

Fascinating! I'm drawn to the American Revolution. I'll have to re-read McCullough's 1776 sometime soon.

Randy said...

Very nice.

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks so much, everyone! Ancient pathways are the most intriguing. Hilda and Red Nomad - yes, I guess Princeton is old by American standards:) William - you'd find many Revolutionary sites dotting the landscape here.

Nana Jo said...

I love to ramble in old graveyards. I wonder if anyone has ever written a history of North America via old tomb stones and gravemarkers?

Even the words ancient pathways are thrilling.

LOLfromPasa said...

I got accepted into the DAR 2 years ago...so this is particularly neat to see. Nicely photographed, Lulu, this piece of American history.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting info and nice shot. Well done, thanks for sharing.

Rosie Grey said...

This is so interesting - thanks so much for sharing this!