John Mitchell


The Dog King

The most frugal man I ever knew lived at the end of a rutted dirt road not far from the village of East Charleston in northeastern Vermont. It was a type of dwelling not uncommon in rural parts of New England, constructed over a period of years, or even decades, from various bits of recycled […]

Yankee Magazine

Excerpt from The Paradise of All These Parts

Katherine Nanny Naylor was born in England in 1630 and died in Boston in 1715. Around 1650 she married a rich merchant named Robert Nanny, and when he died after a few years of marriage, she married Edward Naylor. Brother Naylor, although rich from trade in the West Indies, was what we might term today […]