Historians lead hike through Guilford Colonist cave

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Historians lead hike through Guilford Colonist cave

11/18/2021 4:00 AM EST


Hikers exploring included, from left (rear) Irma Carper-Miller, Jude Cappiello, Elaine Cappiello, Anthony Tomaselli, Tracy Tomaselli, Beth Frisbie, Patty Hovick, Russ Hovick, Ann Thomas, John Thomas and Vivienne Thomas and (front) Georgia Thomas , Janet Ainsworth, Joel Helander and Marion Spaulding. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Tomaselli)

On November 6, city historian Joel Helander and Guilford Free Library Historic Rooms Specialist Tracy Tomaselli took a group on a hike through the West Woods (off Moose Hill Road) to ‘at Guilford Cave which was used by settlers as a hiding place when the British invaded Leete Island on June 18, 1781 and during the ensuing battle. This group of the Children of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and others, also discovered the foods the soldiers ate, the stone walls and rock formations, and the native people who lived in Guilford.

Information courtesy of Tracy Tomaselli