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Harper Lee:

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Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, while visting her home town. (Photo by Donald Uhrbrock)

Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016), author of the classic of American literature, To Kill a Mockingbird, has ties to West Brattleboro that are still currently under investigation.


According to Casey Cep, author of the new book Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, Lee conducted some of her research and writing in West Brattleboro. In Cep’s research on Lee, she found letters by Lee postmarked from Vermont, and numerous references to Vermont in her notes and correspondence.


Stay tuned for more on this story. If you have more information about Harper Lee’s connection with Brattleboro, please contact us at brattleborowords@gmail.com.

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The Brattleboro Words Project is working with the community to identify specific sites and themes significant to the study of words in Brattleboro and surrounding towns. Research Teams – classrooms/teachers, amateur historians, veterans, writers, artists and other community members — will produce audio segments and other work to be incorporated into audio walking, biking and driving tours tours.

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