By Katie Moritz “You’re either a historian or you’re not,” Richard Turner laughs, his eyes lighting up as he points to each of the photos flicking by on the computer screen. “If you are, it’s interesting stuff for you to do.” Richard Turner was born 1935. He, along with his two brothers, John, and Vern, born in 1928 and 1933 respectively, grew up in the family homestead located in Berlin, Vermont. After Turner graduated high school in 1953, he left to study engineering at the University of Vermont. He then continued his career elsewhere. Turner’s two older brothers, like him, decided they did not want to move back and take on the family homestead. Therefore, in 1978, the farmhouse was sold to Dr. Callan and Dr. Davignon and sold again in 1996 to...
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Documenting History: The Turner Farmouse of Berlin