As we march into the 4th of July holiday, we found it fitting to share an EDR project highlight. Our cultural resources team recently conducted an archaeological survey at the Knox Headquarters State Historic Site located in Vails Gate, New York.
The home was built in 1754 and was famously used as a general’s headquarters throughout the American War of Independence. Between late 1779 and mid-summer 1781 General Henry Knox gathered and repaired artillery and the grounds became a training facility for 300 soldiers from the 2nd and 3rd Continental Artillery regiments. The home also served as home to General Horatio Gates as he commanded the nearby New Windsor Cantonment, the Continental Army’s final encampment.
Founded in 1979, EDR is a certified Woman Owned Business (WBE) dedicated to creating and sustaining a better environment for our clients, employees, and communities — and doing so with integrity, a collaborative approach, a genuine passion for our craft — today’s EDR is comprised of a diverse group of environmental professionals, including ecologists, botanists, wildlife biologists, GIS specialists, archaeologists, historians, visualization specialists, planners, landscape architects, and engineers.