Stitch In Time, Townshend 1753 - 2003"
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from the book "A Stitch in Time":
TWO: Early Landowners Circa 1774
A Stitch in Time (Townshend, Vermont 1753-2003) is the first
full-length history of Townshend, Vermont. The book tells the
story of the town from its beginnings on the New England colonial
frontier to the celebration of the 250th year since its charter
from King George II.
title A Stitch in Time is inspired by old patchwork quilts,
made up of a multitude of pieces of different colors, shapes,
and styles; pieces from different sources-each piece with its
own meaning, all carefully stitched together to make a coherent,
useful, pleasing whole.
book, like a patchwork quilt, stitches together a wealth of
historical documentation to portray the life of the town over
the 250 years of its existence. It presents more than 200 photographs
to illuminate the historical research drawn from town reports,
census data, memoirs, farm records, genealogies, interviews
and other sources.
a town whose population has never attained 2000, Townshend has
been the home of a disproportionate number of remarkable persons
who played roles in the larger history of this country. Notable
among these are Alphonso Taft and his family and Clarina Howard
Nichols, champion of women and children’s rights.