Alpine History Mystery January 2015 The Unlikely Homesteader SOLVED

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    Alpine History Mystery January 2015, “The Unlikely Homesteader” SOLVED!

    The unlikely homesteader, whom we called Willett, hails from Bangor, Maine, just about as far away from Alpine as you can get and still be in the continental United States. The fact that Willett would pick up roots and move to Alpine to stake out a homestead is unusual for several reasons. First, Willett was born in 1813 which makes this pioneer nearly 70 years old when Alpine first welcomed this traveler. Next, Willett was a single person, having lost the love of a lifetime during the first year of marriage, never to marry again. And Willett had no kin…

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