Letter: Historical research and articles much appreciated

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Editor of the Reformer,

Every Saturday I eagerly search the Reformer for the local history column which is produced by the Brattleboro Historical Society, headed by Mr. Joseph Rivers, along with the help of some excellent, young history students of his at the Brattleboro Middle School. In Mr. Rivers, Brattleboro is very fortunate to have such a passionate local historian to head the Historical Society; as a teacher working with his students to create these excellent articles, he helps to bring the past alive again through these columns. We, the readers, are better able to understand what has made Brattleboro the interesting and vibrant town that it is today. A prime example was the column about the African Americans from Brattleboro that fought in the Civil War. Without these historians, those men would have been almost certainly forgotten and swept under the carpet like so many aspects of our checkered history.

My congratulations and thanks go out to the local historical society and to Mr. Rivers' students at BAMS.

Keep up the good work!

Sincerely,

Richard E. Michelman

Westminster, June 23

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