The Knox Trail - Heritage Tour Guide



This guide is prepared from field surveys made in the summer and fall of 2000. It is designed to permit people to follow the 1776 route of the Knox cannon train and to relocate the surviving Knox Trail monuments erected in 1927

The field inventory is arranged like a data card file. Each of the original 56 monument sites, both in New York and Massachusetts, is presented on its own "card". A label identifying the monument appears at the top, a recent photograph of the monument in its setting, if it survives, is attached, or a generic photograph is included. And there is a set of directions permitting you to locate the monument in the field next to the photograph.

Beneath this is a map of the site, linked to a general trail map for the area and a site map showing the monument location in detail. And following this are driving directions to the next mounment on the trail. There is also a description of the location on the trail, perhaps some historical context for it, and information about the monument itself, including relocation data.

You can use these inventory "cards" in two ways: either one after the other from this page, following the links at the end of each entry, or from the Knox Trail locations page, where each of the monuments on the list is linked to its respective inventory "card".

Field photography by Philip Lord, with contributions by Bob Benway, Theresa Lonergan, Jack Mannix, Joseph Meany, Joseph Zarzynski, Bernie Lally, Charles Sullivan, Mary Bernat and Jeff Eadie.

The painting at the top of this page is "The Nobel Train of Artillery" by Tom Lovell, used by permission of the Dixon Ticonderoga Company Collection, and currently on exhibit at the Ticonderoga Museum.

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