Route 13 towns keeping history alive


Route 13 towns keeping history alive

A little-known father of baseball and a hidden French cannon make Mont Vernon one of a kind


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HIDE A REVOLUTIONARY WAR CANNON? BURNING QUESTIONS UP ON ROUTE 13. THE DRIVE NORTH FROM MILFORD TO MOUNT VERNON IS ONLY ABOUT 4.5 MILES. THE POPULATION HERE? JUST UNDER 2500. SMALL, BUT THE NECESSARY AMENITIES ARE HERE, INCLUDING THE ONE AND ONLY TOMMY TAYLOR, ESTABLISHED IN 1840. PERFECTLY LOCATED FOR US, IT IS TIME FOR COFFEE. DAN IS THE OWNER, JUSTIN HAD TO EXPLAIN WHAT IS UP WITH THE SPELLING OF THE TOWN’S NAME. BUT THERE IS A DEEPER REASON FOR THE CONFUSION. FOR A WHILE, IT WAS NAMED MOUNT VERNON. >> THE OWNER OF THE HOTEL WANTED THE TOWN NAME CHANGED TO MATCH HIS HOTEL, SO HE PETITIONED THE GOVERNMENT TO CHANGE IT. THE TOWNSPEOPLE ACTUALLY REVOLTED AND HAD IT CHANGED BACK. ANTHONY: SO THAT IS THAT, BUT HOLD ON, THERE IS ANOTHER TOWN WRONG WAITING TO BE RIGHTED. IT IS ALL ABOUT DANIEL ADAMS. >> HE IS UNKNOWN. >> ALMOST…

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