Monday, October 14, 2013
His Soul Is Marching On
Harpers Ferry long before getting around to Torrington.
The site is not in the center of Torrignton, the mundane, worn-looking part that makes you go "How did Litchfield County let this in?" It's down a few twists and turns of quiet roads, and has a distant, rural feel. And when you get there there isn't much to see, just some steps and a sign and a carved marker, and the stone-wall outline of where the house where Brown was born in 1800 used to be.
Connecticut Freedom Trail, and every stop that I've been to so far has been more than worth the sometimes difficult process of getting there. If you're driving in Connecticut, anywhere, and you see that little sign with the lantern, just turn. It will be worth it.