If it had not been for these adventurous entrepreneurs, I wouldn't be in the paradise I live in now, and Finding True North would never have been written.
Virgil, originally from Massachusetts, found his way to the tiny hamlet of Jay, NY in the Adirondacks in the 1850s. Here is the description in my book about his meeting Caroline . . .
It is probable that, after his arrival in Jay, Virgil had the good fortune to encounter a tall, fine-looking young woman teaching in the village school. Caroline Greene, eleven years younger, may well have been smitten by this adventurous man with twinkling eyes, a great sense of humor, and a reservoir of stories. And so, despite her observation of his rough ways, quick temper, and more-than-occasional profanity, she accepted his proposal of marriage and new horizons.
The story continues as they settle for a while in Saranac Lake and then push their way west into the wilds. You will read all about that and how my story weaves in and around theirs.