Sarah Kilborne talked about her book American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny, in which she recounted the business acumen of her great-great-grandfather, William Skinner, a textile manufacturer in the mid-nineteenth century. She talked about Skinner’s emigration from London and his career ascendancy from a worker in a silk mill to the owner of his own factory in the mill village of “Skinnerville.” In 1874 a dam burst near Skinnerville and destroyed the town and forced William Skinner to rebuild. Sarah Kilborne responded to questions from the audience at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont. close
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