Leaving Brooklyn, Route 6 alternates between a double-yellow striped two-lane highway and divided 4-lane, traversing woods, set-back homes, and exit for University of Connecticut, and – 22 miles from Hartford, the “end of Expressway” – which means traffic lights.
In Andover (birthplace of Nathan Hale), I veered a few feet from Route 6 where a little brown sign indicated the road that French General Rochambeau marched during our War of Independence. And what a good thing I did! Running parallel to Route 6, the now dead-end Hutchinson Road (an old Route 6 alignment, actually) was the site of a Revolutionary War era “White’s Tavern” frequented by soldiers, including Rochambeau in the 1780’s. I stopped to take pictures of the now-private 28 Hutchinson, marked by a White’s Tavern sign when an older couple emerged from the house. Just my luck, they are the delightfully knowledgeable owners, Lorraine and Dale Busque, who adore living in such a historic home. Lorraine allowed me to videotape her, and here’s my interview for all to see.
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