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Maple Lane | by Fred Weyman
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Maple Lane

Just across Lucky Hill Drive from the Stroud Preserve (near West Chester, PA) I discovered this yellow scene. When ever I find a scene I like I always ask myself, "What would make this a better image?" and return when the conditions are better. However this time, I couldn't think of anything, so I took the photo. The next day most of the leaves had been blown off the trees.

 

In this area the historic roads are sunken below the ground surface, especially on the hills where years of rain and use wore down the easily eroded dirt roads. I recently discovered that this road was part of General Howe's route when he and his 7,000 troops outflanked Washington's troops at the Battle of the Brandywine in the Revolutionary War. It is the only section of the route that isn't currently a public road.

 

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Uploaded on November 9, 2008