Extended Author Acknowledgements

Our authors are full of gratitude for all the people who have helped in their individual writing and with the publication of Print Town.  Authors have asked to include additional thanks to the following people.


Judy Ashkenaz

I would like to thank the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Massachusetts, for giving permission to photograph some of the vintage typesetting machines in their collection. And I also want to thank my husband, David, for sharing this long and interesting adventure in publishing with me.

Jen Austin

Special thanks to Brent L. Kendrick for his unwavering commitment to helping others discover the wonders of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. 

Benson Bobrick

I would like to thank the ever-helpful Jeanne Walsh, the Reference Librarian at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, for directing him to relevant sources in the library’s collection. As all who have ever worked with her know, she is a local treasure.

Arlene Distler

Lorin Enos Young

Judy Wingerter

Jackie Hooper

John Carnahan and Lee Ha at the Brattleboro Historical Society for help on research and photographs and giving permission to use such images.

Michael Fleming

Many thanks to all Print Town collaborators, especially Jen Austin, Stephanie Greene, Andy Burrows, Arlene Distler, Mary Ide, Rolf Parker-Houghton, John Hooper, Bill Soucy, Jim Brisson, Eliani Torres, and Lissa Weinmann, who got me into this mess in the first place. And a world of thanks to my long-suffering partner, Marti Straus, as well as Fannie Safier, my editorial mentor and the best boss there ever was.

Charles Fish

Marlboro College Library

Brooks Memorial Library

Vermont State Archives

Michael Sherman, editor of Vermont History.

There were also many articles and books. And of course the project wouldn’t have existed if I had not been recommended by John Carnahan to the Kipling Society of London as a speaker for the Society’s 2011 annual meeting at Marlboro College and the Scott Farm/Naulakha.

Shanta Lee Gander

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina for her work in Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved Out of Slavery and into Legend. Lissa Weinmann, Mount Island, Desmond Saunders Peeples, and MacLearn Charles Gander. Major Jackson for his time and support of Mount Island’s work around Lucy Terry Prince. The Vermont Humanities Council for allowing me a platform making this more accessible to the whole state. Ms. Magazine for publishing my Lucy Terry Prince piece, The Black Scholar Journal of Black Students and Research for bringing Lucy Terry Prince to their wide audience.

Stephanie Greene

Christopher Aguirre, Nick Parkes, Harry Saxman

Dodie Bevis

McDurfee (check spelling)

Terri Slate

John Mabie, esq

Amelia Darrow esq

Marshall Brooks

John Hooper

Bill Soucy, who walked the talk.  A printer by trade, a collector of vintage printing machinery, and archivist of all things printing and publishing in Brattleboro.  His contributions were invaluable to the authors doing research.

Stephanie Green, our Image Editor (and fellow author and Brattleboro publishing family member) for being the go-to person to keep this project moving forward, and getting it done!!!

Mike Fleming, our Editor, for creating order out of chaos, and Jim Brisson, our Designer, who put the frosting on the cake.

Jen Austin, Executive and Creative Director for the Brattleboro Words Project.  It was she who rescued the Print Town initiative from certain failure, providing leadership and decisive action at critical points, to get the book back on track.

Judi and Roger Miller, publishers of the Town Crier, and contemporaries and friends of mine, for providing the material that made the Town Crier chapter possible. 

Heidi Hammarlund Williams, great granddaughter of E. L. Hildreth, and Will Haskell, grandnephew of Mary R. Cabot, for sharing family history and providing images that have been woven into the tapestry of this book.

Members of my family, for their financial support of this project, without which this book would still be “a work in progress”:  Mary Ann Hooper, Steve and Jackie Hooper, Jennifer (Hooper) Daigle, Jay and LeeAnn Hooper, Timothy and Liz Hooper, Amy (Hooper) Hanna, and Mandi (Hooper) Halligan.

And, my parents, John S. and Marion Rice Hooper, who were major factors during Brattleboro’s “heyday” of writing, printing and publishing.  Thanks to them, I, too, have printer’s ink coursing through my veins.

Rich Holschuh

I would like to acknowledge my co-author Joe Rivers and the inspiration of the Bruchac family: Joseph, Margaret, and Jesse; elder Joseph Elie Joubert; Lisa Brooks; David Tall Pine White; Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan; this nourishing place itself—Wantastegok; and “All My Relations.”

Rolf Parker-Houghton

I would like to thank Morgen and Cynthia Parker-Houghton for their patience and support, and Ann Braude, whose book, Radical Spirits provided valuable background information on spiritualism in Vermont. 

Nancy Olson

I am deeply indebted to Diane Eickhoff, author of “Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Howard Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women’s Rights,” (2006); and Marilyn S. Blackwell and Kristen T. Oertel for their book, “Frontier Feminist: Clarina Howard Nichols and the Politics of Motherhood,” (2010). Thanks also to the Grace Hudson Museum (Ukiah, California), the Kansas Historical Society, and the Townshend (Vermont) Historical Society. Many thanks to Karen Holmes, Curator of Collections and Exhibits at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, California, for help with the photographs of Clarina Irene Howard Nichols and her husband George Washington Nichols.