SINCE I settled in the town of Jackson in 1995, I have been continually fascinated by the fact that a great number of OH have chosen to spend their lives in this wonderful town. Clearly, there is something that draws people to the huts and possibly that same lure is evident in Jackson. While there are certainly an enormous number of OH living in this northern section of New Hampshire, it is the ones who have chosen Jackson that are most interesting to me. Why? Because I’m one of them! Also, it would make this article rather unwieldy if I delved outside the town borders. The following will document the OH living in Jackson now, their histories in the huts, why they returned to Jackson and what they are doing at present.
Our first resident is of course Brooks Dodge . Brooks started his career as soon as he was born! Actually he started at Madison in 1943 and then was also Mad ’44, Mad-HM’45 and ’46, Head of Lakes Construction ’47 and ’48, Head of Construction for Lone, Zool, Ghoul and Cata in ’49 and ’50. He returned to the town of Jackson while he was working for Cabot, Cabot and Forbes, a commercial real estate developer in Boston. He built his family’s first Jackson home on Red Barn Road so they would all have a place to bring their children on the weekends. They retired to Eagle Mountain Road in 1975 at the top of Jackson Ridge, one of Jackson’s first real estate developments that Brooks also had a hand in developing. These days he is keeping busy in the winter with alpine and crosscountry skiing and in the summer he hikes, bikes and rockclimbs. They also travel extensively.
Bob Temple : If Brooks’ title is First Resident, then Bob has to be Jackson’s Grand Old Man. Bob started coming to Jackson in 1923 with his family, before he ever worked for the AMC. He began his career at Mad in 1939 and then went to work for Joe after the war as his assistant. He stayed on at Pinkham until 1953. Over the years he has built four houses in Jackson and continues to live there now on the Thorn Hill Raod with his wife Virginia in a home with a fantastic view of Mount Washington. He still runs his own mulch and loam business at the young age of 86! Of special note, Bob has been the one to prepare the steamers and lobsters at the OH Cabin reunions for the past 48 years in a row!
Just up the Thorn Hill Road from Bob.officially in Bartlett, but he just has to be included here.is Sam Goodhue who also fell in love with Jackson and came to live full time in Jackson after a career at the Foxboro Company in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Is it a coincidence that Bob who lives within walking distance of Sam also spent his career at the Foxboro Company? Sam’s commuting to the mountains from Foxboro included spring weekends in Tuck as one of the founders of the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol. For the hundreds of trips from southeastern Massachusetts to Jackson, Sam can claim he never paid a toll (never mind that he had to add countless extra miles, many stop lights and rotaries to his trips to claim that rather unique record). Listening to Sam and Bob going at it, agreeing to disagree, swapping yarns about the Model A’s they sold each other back and forth through the years (see sidebar), you’d think they were the inspiration for the Walter Matthau-Jack Lemmon Grumpy Old Men movies. Sam’s house has a spectacular view of Mount Washington and was previously lived in by Bruce Sloat when he worked on Mount Washington.The late Lew Bissell . Lew came to the AMC via Priscilla Emery whom he met and later married. She had been working for Joe Dodge at the time. He worked Lakes in ’42 before heading off to the Army Air Corp. They had two daughters, one of whom was Susan Beechum who was later hut-master at Pinkham ‘67-‘68. Lew passed away last December 2000 but I wanted to include him, as he had been a long-time resident of Jackson. Nick Howe started off “dead-heading” for a while with the muleskinners in the summer of 1948. In the summer of 1949 he was the second cook for the immortal Tex Benton at Pinkham, then worked at Mad ’50 and ’51. He was at Tucks in the later part of the winter of ’51 and points out that the fellow who replaced him is the one who accidentally burned down the (first) Ho-Jo’s. He went back to donkey camp in ’52 as the assistant chief muleskinner to Eddie Hastings and when Donk camp disbanded that summer, he went to work Construction at Lone. After that it was back to Tucks to rebuild Ho-Jo’s and cook for the crew there. He then returned to Pinkham crew in the fall of ’52. Like his brother John Howe (see below), he states that he never “returned” to Jackson since their family was first there as summer people in the mid 1880’s. Their great grandmother bought a place in 1903 and he spent all of his summers there until he began working for Joe Dodge. He moved back to the family place full time in 1977 and since then has been working full time as a journalist, traveling widely but always returning to Jackson. His most recent successful book Not Without Peril about misfortunes on the Presidential Range is still enjoying brisk sales in paper back and had a chapter about the MacDonald Barr fatality on Madison reprinted in last spring’s Resuscitator. John Howe started his career at Carter in 1943 but was reassigned to Mad crew in the middle of the summer. He went on to Mad H.M in ’44 and then worked that September- December at Pinkham until called up for duty in the Air Corp. He then returned the next winter ‘45-’46 to crew at Pinkham. He also packed and worked construction at Lakes in ’47 and then was chief muleskinner in ’48 and ’49. He graduated from college in 1950 and started working at the Mount Washington Weather Observatory and the Aeronautical Icing Research Lab (summit and Bartlett) that fall. He stayed there and worked at the summit from then until 1988, living at the Howe family place in Jackson on his time off. Like Nick, he never “returned” to Jackson since he’d been spending his summers here since 1926. During this time he was away from the area for a year or so at a time for work in Michigan and Alaska. After retiring from the summit, John bought an antique deep-water sailboat and he and his wife have made several long voyages to the Caribbean. He left in September ’01 for another yearlong cruise. (Thank you to Nick for some additional information provided on John’s history.)
Joe Gill : Joe started working for the AMC at Pinkham in the summer of 1972. He also worked PNC ’73, Lakes ’74, PNCfall and winter of ‘74-’75, spring of ’75 and spring of ’76. Pah- H.M.-summer and fall of ’76. Tucks year round from the spring of ’77 through the spring of ’84 (with a couple of short sabbaticals thrown in here and there). He came back to Jackson because his wife was from there and he “ain’t picky about where I live”. Currently he works for the US Forest Service administering Ski Area Special Use authorizations. He’s also this writer’s landlord. OH connections are great! If you drive down Wilson Road and look to the right towards the Mount Washington vista, the Jack Tracy spread unfolds before your eyes—several restored farm houses, a swimming pool, a gazebo, apple trees and a big barn. Jack lives with his wife Joanne and children in London, but moves the family back to Jackson for a big chunk of the summer where he can temporarily forget the stresses induced by investment banking. His years at Lakes ‘74, Mad ‘75, Flea ‘76 and Zool ‘77 and several mountaineering expeditions since his hut summers have fired his passion to scale verticle planes such as the elaborate clinbing wall he built inside his barn. Chris Thayer : Chris started work for the AMC in 1989 at Pinkham and then proceeded to hit Pah ’90, Lakes ’91, Ghoul- AHM ’92, Lakes-HM ’93, Tuck’s-fall ’93, Crawford’s-winter ‘93-’94, Flea-HM ’94, Carter-fall ’94, Zool-winter ‘94-’95, Assistant Hut’s Manager 1995-1997 and finally Huts Manager 1997-2001. The reason he is in Jackson is that he started working for the AMC full time in 1995 and wanted to live in a great, convenient community with lots of amenities. The bonus for him was that his sister Emily Thayer Benson lived in Jackson with her family. He currently lives nearby his sister as well as near other OH Tom and Gloria Hutchings and Aaron Gorban, and was recognized as one of People Magazine’s 100 most eligible bachelors. His girlfriend (that he found without the help of People Magazine) Wendy Harland is the sister to another OH Heather Harland. When I started writing this essay, Chris was employed as our illustrious Hut’s Manager which included management of Tucks, Crawford’s and Search and Rescue operations. Within the last few days however, he has been promoted to Visitor Service Director and Dave Herring has moved in to fill his position. Emily and Peter Benson first met at the AMC when they both started in 1983 at Pinkham. Emily went on to do Mizpah ’84, Carter ’85, Mad ’86, Carter ’87, Crawford’s ’88, Gale fall ’88, Zool winter and spring ‘88-’89, Lonesome spring ’89. Peter went on to do Lakes ’84, Mad ’85, Zool ’86, Zool fall ’86, Lone spring ’87, Mad ’87, Crawford’s/Floater winter ‘87-88, Centennial Hutmaster ’88, Gale fall ’88, Zool winter ’88-’89. You’ll notice they overlapped throughout ’88-’89, which led to their marriage in 1991. They moved to Jackson after getting married and have never left. Why? Because they found a good, decent rental cabin, on Route 16, just north of the OH cabin. Then they bought their current home in 1992 from some other AMC folks because they knew they wanted to be north of North Conway for easy access to the mountains. Currently Pete is the Nature Conservancy Northern NH Programs Manager and Emily is a mom and graphics designer. Jim Hamilton started out on the CC in ’59 and then was AHM at Flea in ’60 and ’61, Zool HM in ’63, and logged many winter and spring vacations as a room and boarder at Pinkham and Tucks. In 1960, his parents built a cabin off Route 16 next to the Ellis River where their families have been coming through the years. As their children grew up, they used the cabin primarily as a ski cabin during school vacations and occasionally for summer vacations. His parents found it a wonderful retreat and would spend several weeks at a time here. His father would fly-fish on the Ellis and his mother would hike, paint, cross-country and down hill ski. He and his sister started a complete renovation last summer with Mike Waddell which was finished this fall. At one point Jim says he looked at the new entry and deck and told Mike that he had turned the cabin into a combination of the old Pinkham Trading Post and the OH Cabin (shows you where Mike gets his inspiration!). Jim says “I guess it’s no coincidence that Jackson is a special place for us and our cabin, just a few miles down the road from the OH Cabin and about a mile from the Shannon Door (a.k.a. Oak Lee). It has provided a wonderful family retreat as well as a meeting place for our OH circle of friends.” He has been in the printing business for 35 years in the Boston area and has kept in touch with the OH Association as the editor of the Resuscitator and by serving on the steering committee. Every several years, he and his wife Laurie get together with a group of 1960’s vintage OH and strike out for hiking and outdoor trips to New Zealand, Idaho, the Mustang region of Nepal, the Swiss Alps and this September the San Juan Mountain Range in Colorado. Dave Herring : Dave started out in the spring of ’98 at Lonesome and then returned for Cata ’99 and closing croo for the old Ghoul, fall ’99. From September ‘99 until present he has been the Field Supervisor for the AMC Hut’s system. He came to Jackson for the high quality and simplicity of life. When I started writing this essay, Dave was planning to leave the AMC. This past fall, he has been promoted to Huts Manager, replacing Chris Thayer who is moving up in the organization. Mike Leyden started as the full-time Tucks Manager in September of ’99. He moved to Jackson while working in the Ravine and despite leaving the AMC in May of ’01, he still lives there. He is currently teaching Wilderness Emergency Medicine for SOLO in Conway. Mike and Dave are both living near Cally and Charlie McCrave. Tom and Gloria Hutchings : Tom and Gloria came together to the AMC in 1985 and spent the summer as co-caretakers at Garfield. They soon found out that life in the huts was much more luxurious and became the fall caretakers at Lonesome ’85. Then they helped out CC with the Carter renovations of ‘86-’87 and stayed on as Winter Carter Caretakers that winter and again in ‘87-’88. Between them they’ve covered most departments at the AMC including Camp Dodge coordinators (each did it), Storehouse Manager (Glo), Assistant Trails Manager (Tom), plus a variety of other jobs. For a change of scenery in ‘88-89, Gloria went to work in Jackson at the Jack Frost Nordic Center where they began to get to know the town of Jackson and its great residents. One resident was seeking a house sitter for their small cabin off Carter Notch road (now where Chris Thayer lives). After three years of intermittent house-sitting, they bought land next door and built their own home. They are there today! They also did a several year hiatus from the AMC where they worked overseas in the Antarctic and were based out of Denver, Colorado. One child later and a second one just born, they are back solidly in Jackson. Gloria is the Merchandising Manager for the AMC and Tom is the guru behind their e-commerce web-site, which sells Antarctic related products. Visit them at www.antarcticconnection.com Jack Corbin: Jack started off in the summer of ’74 as a Blanket Packer and Front Desk Croo. He then moved up into the mountains and did Pah ’75, Mad-AHM ’76, Mad-HM ’77, PNC Desk-winter ’77, and Pah-HM ’78. From the fall of ’78 until sometime in 1984 he was the full time Assistant Manager for PNC. He says he has always considered the North Country home since leaving the AMC in 1984 and has purchased land in Jackson where he intends to return someday. Currently he is working at the South Pole Station as Science Construction Coordinator. Carrie Costello came up to the Mount Washington Valley in the summer of ’93 to visit her sister Chris Costello and her then fiancée, now husband, John Sanders, both of whom were working for the AMC. She took a job in the kitchen while she visited and had every intention of heading to New Mexico in the fall. Well, she never did leave the valley and, instead, took a job as the Head Trucker in the Storehouse from then until December ’95. She lived in Jackson while working for the AMC and obtained her Master’s degree while continuing to live there. Upon graduation she began teaching at Kennett High and has since moved to Kennett Junior High as the 8th grade Language Arts Teacher. She also purchased a house on Red Barn Road in December of 2000. Betsy (Strong) Kent started off working at Pinkham in the summers of ’50 and ’51. Then in 1956, she went to cook for the crew of six that was running Dolly Copp Campground. At the time, the AMC was managing Dolly Copp, and did so from the late 40’s until at least 1956. In 1970, she had a ski house in Jackson and skied Wildcat often. Then in 1986 she married her husband Bob Kent and they built their present home and retired here full-time in 1988. Currently she is an avid biker and they take long bike trips quite often. She also golfs, acts as the President of the Friends of the Jackson Public Library (with Schroeder and Gloria), and is the Librarian for the Mount Washington Observatory. Bob Gearheart began his career with the AMC as the Tucks HM in 1971. He went on to Lakes AHM ’72, Pah HM Fall ’72, Tucks winter ‘72-’73, Ghoul HM ’73, Carter winter ‘73-’74, and then managed the Storehouse from 1974 until sometime in the early ‘80’s; he can’t quite remember when he left. He lived in Gorham for three years while he was the SH manager and then moved to Jackson for cleaner air in the ‘80’s. Today he is an electrician and is in the process of building his own log cabin, with a grand view of Mt. Washington. It is spitting distance from six other OH. Charles McCrave and Cally (Leach) McCrave . Charlie has a long and varied history with the AMC. He started in the kitchen in the late winter of 1986 and then became the Bull-cook at Pinkham in the summer of 1986. They got rid of that particular job after he left it in the summer of 1987 when he went to Storehouse. He then moved on to Tux-fall ’87, Pinkham Kitchen winter ‘87-’88, Camp Dodge Assistant Coordinator summer ’88, Floater-fall ’88, Floater/ hut-checker-winter ‘89-90 and again ‘89-90. Summer of ’89 he was back at Camp Dodge as a leader, fall ’89 in Shelters, winter ‘90-summer ‘91 cooking at Pinkham, fall/winter ‘91-’92 Pinkham Front Desk, summer of ’92 Education, fall ’92 back to the front desk, winter of ‘92- Fall ’94 brought him back to Education again. In 1995 he met Cally Leach who was working at Zealand in the winter of ‘95-96. She also spent several summers and falls in the shelters program and then moved to Mountain Classroom based out of Pinkham. They were married July 14, 2001 and currently live in Jackson, where they have been since working for the AMC. Currently Charlie works for SOLO teaching wilderness medicine and Memorial Hospital in the ER. He has a son Benjamin who is 10 years old. Cally is teaching K/1 at the grammar school in Jackson. Ann (Wolgamot) Bennett and Dick Bennett : They met at Pinkham in 1970 when Ann worked in the Pinkham kitchen/ dining room (where she wasn’t allowed to use the big knives, because she was a woman) and Dick spent half of that year as night-watch. They married and moved to Jackson in 1971 and now have two children. Jessica is 21 years old and a senior at Colby College and Dana is a 17 year old Junior at the White Mountain School. Dick is currently a master electrician with a building contracting business in town and is a member of the Jackson Planning Board. Ann is the office administrator for the Jackson School, former editor of and current gardening columnist for the MountainEar Newspaper. She has been the property manager for a large estate on Dundee Road in Jackson for 25 years and they also raise organic vegetables, raspberries and garlic. Dick Reuper: Dick was hiking south on the AT through New England in the fall of 1971 and decided to take a short break. He helped in the kitchen for a couple of days and then returned to the trail. When he was done he decided to come back and see if work was available. In January of 1972, he started as the Bookkeeper/Accountant, which was the consolidation of several part time positions at the time. He held this job until 1981. In 1972 he settled in Jackson because of his employment at the AMC. Once he left AMC he stayed in Jackson because he liked having the White Mountains in his backyard. He continues to love the views and the hiking that is available to him here. Since 1982 he has been practicing real estate and presently works for Wright Realty in Conway, NH. Brian Johnston worked off and on from ’95 through ’00 in the following locations: Pinkham, Carter, Tucks, Storehouse, and Education. He returned to Jackson for the “community” in 1999 and is presently living with his OH girlfriend Anna Porter while he guides full time for the EMS Climbing School. Anna Porter started off working at Crawford’s in the summer of ’95. She then moved on to Lakes in ’96, Flea-fall ’98, Mountain Classroom- spring ’99 and then Teen Wilderness Instructor-summer ’99. She left town briefly for a stint in Antarctica and has worked on the Summit for the Mount Washington Observatory. She never really left Jackson, even while working elsewhere and currently lives with OH boyfriend Brian Johnston. She currently works for the USFS. Mark Ross-Parent Mark began his career working briefly for CC sometime in the 80’s. He returned in ’90 to work for Education leading Guided Hikes with former Assistant Huts Manager Peter Church. He then managed the Storehouse from September ’90 until March of ’93. He left the area to move to Vermont where he met his wife Susan. In 1995 they returned to Jackson where they bought and renovated an old farmhouse on Iron Mountain and Mark went to work on the Summit as a meteorologist. In March of ’97 he came back to the Storehouse, this time as the Storehouse Supervisor and remained there until February ’01. Now they have two boys; Jackson, age 4 and Marco, age 2. He is working at a local café, baking bread and cooking good food. He also spends lots of time in their organic garden. Windy Kelly: Windy moved to Jackson from California after marrying a Jackson-born gentleman, Tim Kelly. Soon after having their two children, she applied for work as the Storehouse Supervisor (after Mark Ross-Parent left the job) and has held that job since spring of 2001. She absolutely loves the OH Cabin and wants to help out with it in any way possible. Aaron Gorban: Aaron started off as the fall caretaker at Lone in 1996 and then did spring ’98 at Pinkham. He then spent ‘99-‘00 at Pinkham as a Front Desk Shift Leader. He has always lived in Jackson while working for the AMC and continued to do so after leaving the Front Desk. Currently he is employed as the AMC’s Field Coordinator for the PNVC Workshop Department. Of course, there is also myself. Kim “Schroeder” Steward . I came to the AMC in the spring of 1989 (very same day as Chris Thayer) and worked in Resis. I returned that winter for a short stint in Resis (room and board) and then worked Cata ’90, Pinkham Business Office-winter ‘90-’91. Upon graduation from college in ’91, I switched to full-time work as the Merchandising Accounts Manager spring ‘91- November ’93, and later North Country Accounting Assistant November ‘93- spring ’95. Since then I have been the Storehouse Manager, albeit with several title changes over the years (currently Purchasing and Logistics Manager). I moved from North Conway to Jackson in 1995 and knew it was where I wanted to live for a very long time, regardless of my employment with the AMC. I lived in a house down the street from my current residence and rented rooms to a variety of OH (including Chris Thayer, Dave Herring, Mike Leyden, and Laura Premack ). Currently I live a stone’s throw from at least six other OH and serve as Lieutenant and Deputy Fire Warden for the Jackson Fire Department, Vice President of the Friends of the Jackson Public Library (two other OH, Betsy Strong Kent and Gloria Hutchings are on that board as well), and serve as the registrar for the Girl Scouts of the Mount Washington Valley. Caitlin Gray lives on Thorn Hill Road, won the first Latchstring Award three years ago as rookie croo, was HM at Ghoul—which won the third Latchstring this past summer— and just took over as Backcountry Field Assistant working with Dave Herring. Finally, I wanted to include the following two, non-OH gentlemen. They are both former Trail Crew members and active in the Old Trail Crew Association that loosely resembles the OH Association. They both are current dues paying members of the OH Association and as far as I can tell, may be the only former TFC living in Jackson currently. They also have a unique view of their time working for the AMC and I wanted to include it. Ted Brown was on the Trail Crew during the summers of ‘43, ‘44 and ‘45. He was in the Army in 1946 then returned to the crew in ’47, ‘48 and ‘49. He reports that since 1943 was the second year of the war, it made it even easier for him to join the crew that year when he turned 16. When he returned for his second three-year term on the crew, he was in college and had his summers available. He also noted that the war disrupted things considerably for the trail crew. They had previously developed an effective system for developing skills and leadership and that system was broken by the war and wasn’t quite restored until after he finished with his second stint. They were based in Whitefield at the time in a house the AMC had bought and refitted. Until the war, the usual size of the crew was eight or ten and was divided into two rotating work groups. In ’43 there were only four of them and the next year about six. A big backlog of work developed and they were not able to do the heavy construction that is common today. However, they were able to patrol and work on the entire trails system. He is proud to say he’s been on every AMC trail in the White Mountains at least once. Women were not on the crew and he says that he certainly didn’t know any young women who would have wanted to get that dirty. Even if they had, their mothers would not have allowed them to go traipsing off into the woods with a grubby bunch of males. His connection to Jackson was only remotely connected to working for the AMC. His college ski club had an annual trip to Spruce Mountain Lodge (now the home of Mike Leyden, Dave Herring and Cally and Charlie McCrave). After college he ski-bummed for a year, living at Spruce and served as the cook, baby-tender, plumber, waiter, ditch-digger, etc. This was how he met his future wife Carol Miller who had been coming to Jackson for as long as she can remember. Her father bought a place in 1934 and that cemented their involvement in the town of Jackson. She was working at Spruce Lodge in 1949 and they married in 1952. Her brother Gordon Miller worked on the summit for most of his working life. Her nephews Russ and Ben currently reside with their families in Jackson and Russ is married to current Pinkham Hospitality Coordinator, Penny Miller. In 1968 they built a one-room camp on her family property and later built a full-time house in 1980. He retired to the town in 1984. As to what he is doing now, he states “like the guy says, I’m doing nothing and I’m two weeks behind”. They travel a bit in their truck/camper, having been to all states and provinces in North America. He also cuts wood, clears brush, burns brush, plows snow, shovels snow etc. For the past sixteen years of its life, he has been the corporate secretary and chief paper pusher for the New Hampshire Outdoor Council, which is a funding mechanism for search and rescue groups (including the AMC). He has been the town building inspector (interacting often with Mike Waddell) and was on the board of the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (with Emily Benson), being treasurer and later president. Finding things to keep him busy has never been a problem. Ted wanted us to take into account that the hut and trail crews have not always been as friendly as they are now. With the Trail Crew based out of Whitefield for many years, there wasn’t as much opportunity for the two groups to get to know each other. In addition, during the twenties and thirties, the Trails Department, as it was known then, needed to be frugal with their budget. The hut system, being under a separate committee, charged the trail crew for nights spent in the huts; so the crew was told they could not stay there. Some times the hut was the logical location to stay so the crew would camp in tent nearby and cook their own food. Today, the Trails department is still charged an internal cost for their stays but are more likely to utilize the huts if it makes the most sense for their project. Ted remembers that the original Pinkham Trading post sat in the front yard of the current building and the end of the porch was very close to the road which is now the parking lot. Before the road was paved, the trail crew used to play football against the hut croos in the middle of the road. Joe Dodge reportedly sat on the end of the porch overlooking the “football field” and cheered on the hut boys by yelling, “kill the sons of bitches”. Though the words of the cheer may have softened over the years, Chris Thayer, past Huts Manager, still enjoys rooting on the hut croos as they play ultimate Frisbee during training each spring to help prepare for their busy summers ahead. Like Ted Brown, Ben English spent no time in the huts but is a dues paying member of the OH and the Old Trail Crew Association. He worked on the AMC Trail crew for the summers of 1956, ’57 and ’58. One day about 15 years ago, he was hiking down the Valley Way and met Alex MacPhail who suggested that he join the OH. In 1951 his parents bought land in Jackson and built a camp on it. For the past 20 years of his teaching career, he taught junior high English and Social Studies in Bartlett. Since 1976 he has been living at that family camp and enjoying adding three additions to the building. He retired from teaching in 1996 and at least one of his prior students is an OH member (Keavy Cook). His wife Judy and he are parents of sixteen-year old twins, Heather and Benjamin III. Since 1996 he has been working part-time at several jobs. Currently he is splitting his time between Attitash Ski Area (both winter and summer jobs) and is working at his second fall season (’00 and ’01) in the AMC Storehouse. The following folks are all technically considered OH but have not responded to my queries. Jim Hamilton helped out by writing about Sam Goodhue, Jack Tracy and also added the sidebar about the Model A’s. I considered making up some fake history about the others but will be content to just list their names. My apologies if I have forgotten anyone: Doris Meyer, Alexa Bernatovicz, Dave Nealy, Jana Johnson, Chris Joosen and Steve Perry—all technically O H. John Sanders and his wife Chris Costello (sister of Carrie Costello) had been living in Jackson for the past 10 years but moved to Intervale while I was researching this project.