I took a short detour on my way to work today to the town of Lebanon, Conn. The town has history that dates back to (and before) the Revolutionary War. The first house in the pics is the home of Jonathon Trumbull, the Royal Governor of Connecticut during the war and the only Royal governor of all the 13 colonies to side with the Patriot cause. Next is the birthplace of William Williams who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The bluish grey house is Williams' house that he spent his life in. Next is a red building that was originally a store opened in 1727 but during the war served as the "War Office". Here, George Washington met many times with other patriots including Lafayette, Israel Putnam, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and others to discuss and plan the battle strategies to fight the British. The village green is shown and was used by French troops under Rochambeau as a campsite while they were on their way to Yorktown. Less than a mile from the green is the Trumbull Cemetery where William Williams is buried along with some Revolutionary War veterans. Williams gravestone is hard to read due to wear and tear through the years. Notice that the sign prohibits metal detecting. Ditto for the town green due to its historical importance. The houses and War Office all surround the green.