Paul West

Paul West was born in 1924 and grew up in Bridgewater, Vermont. He had five siblings, and his mother raised all six children on her own after Paul’s father was killed in a trucking accident.

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Dr. Marenda Briggs Randall

The name Marenda Briggs Randall does not appear in Henry Swan Dana’s History of Woodstock, despite the fact that Marenda was by all accounts one of the most accomplished women in Woodstock in the mid-1800s.

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Bessie Kidder Thomas

Bessie Kidder Thomas, or “Aunt B,” as she was affectionately called, was born into a prominent Woodstock family. She graduated from Woodstock High School in 1904, and then from Wellesley College in 1909.

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