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Episode 80: Alison and Timothy discuss the wondrous life of William Woodruff, a hermit from Colebrook River, Connecticut. From newspaper articles, town histories, census records, wills, and  various other sources, we piece together William's story - a fatherless child turned town dandy, who walked away from society, grew hollyhocks, gazed at the stars, and kept a vow of silence for much of his life. We also discuss a "wild man" flap which occurred in the area during William's lifetime - and tell the tale of William being mistaken for bigfoot.

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Episode 80 notes and links:

The original William Woodruff postcard Alison gave Timothy:

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The other image of William:
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Timothy's Saint William of the Fiery Flowers illustration (colors by Jesse Heagy)is available as a print:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/647417119/saint-william-of-the-fiery-flowers-print
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Intro and background music by Stone Breath. You can find more at http://stonebreath.bandcamp.com

The closing song is The Winding Way by Stone Breath from the album Children of Humhttps://stonebreath.bandcamp.com/album/children-of-hum

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