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Putnam Memorial State Park, Redding
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Putnam Memorial State Park is the oldest state park in Connecticut. It is named for Major General Israel Putnam, who chose the site that is now the park as the winter encampment for his men during the winter of 1778/1779, during the American Revolutionary War. The former encampment and park is located at the intersection of Route 107 and Route 58 in Redding, Connecticut, in the United States of America. It was established in 1887 by Redding resident Charles Burr Todd.HistoryOver 3000 men were sent into winter quarters spread throughout three camps in Redding. The camps were established to keep an eye on the storehouses in Danbury, Connecticut, and to protect Long Island Sound and the Hudson River Valley. Many of these men were the same who had suffered at Valley Forge the previous winter. The 2nd Canadian Regiment, or Congress' Own, under the command of Moses Hazen and the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment under the command of Enoch Poor were stationed at this location.
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  • Encampment s still visible with firebacks remaining from the winter of 1778. Information center and guided tours. Enactment of war featured once a year. Bronze statue of General Putnam on his horse at...  more »
  • The park is actually two entities on both sides of Black Rock Turnpike ( RT 58). One side of the park has picnic tables on the pond with a paved walking trail trough that half of the park . The opposi...  more »
  • There is not much there see, only the foundations of the buildings. but it is a very nice place for it's walk
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  • Nice place to go for a walk.
  • A hidden treasure right in our backyards
  • Great walking area.. interesting structures