It’s hard to envision bucolic Bedford, N.Y. as a war zone, but it was one during the Revolutionary War. British forces traveled up Guard Hill Road and then burned all but one of the houses in the village 235 years ago today.
How often I drive on Guard Hill and think only fleetingly about its role during the revolution. Looking at all of the beautiful houses there today, I can’t really fathom the hardship the people who lived here during the War of Independence endured. Imagine being here when the Redcoats really were coming.
This month, the revolution is everywhere, in plain sight, wherever I go.