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Not Athens

April 2024
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Having grown up in a small house opposite the War Office on Lebanon Green I wish to thank the writer and editors for the article “Revolutionary Village” (April). I have always been interested in the history of our town and I am glad to see Lebanon finally recognized for the importance of its Revolutionary War efforts in a national magazine such as yours.

Lebanon played an important part in our country’s history, and even if no one other than the historians and a few town residents knows it, the past is there tucked away in the trees that still stand and the unmowed grass along the green. As Jonathan Trumbull remarked to his son and repeated in your article, “Connecticut is not Athens.” I have been to Athens and he was correct—there is no place like home.

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