Biographies

"American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, a Man Who Turned Disaster into Destiny"

Sarah Kilborne

About the Program

Sarah Kilborne recounts the business acumen of her great-great-grandfather, William Skinner, a textile manufacturer in the mid-nineteenth century.  The author recalls Skinner's emigration from London and his career ascendancy from a worker in a silk mill to the owner of his own factory, the mill village, "Skinnerville."   In 1874 a dam burst near Skinnerville and destroyed the town and forced William Skinner to rebuild.  Sarah Kilborne speaks at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont.

About the Authors

Sarah Kilborne

Sarah Kilborne is the author of two books, which includes Leaving Vietnam: The True Story of Tuan Ngo.  For more information, visit sarahkilborne.com.


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"American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, a Man Who Turned Disaster into Destiny"

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