Rev. Lewis Grout

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Rev. Lewis Grout was born in Newfane VT in 1815. He graduated from Yale, and spent 15 years as a Congregationalist minister at a remote station in the Zulu country of South Africa. When he returned to the US he wrote "Zulu-Land: Or, Life Among the Zulu-Kafirs of Natal, South Africa", published in 1864. Among his other publications is a history of Early Brattleboro. Rev. Grout died in Brattleboro in 1905. His house, built in 1880, still stands today on the corner of Bonnyvale Road and Western Avenue.

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9 Bonnyvale Road, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301, United States

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Audio Producer: Wendy Wallis

Research: Kathleen Whallen

Narration: Orion Barber (as Rev. Grout)

Orion Barber reads Grout parts.

Michael Nickolas (tribal call, from Audio Blocks)

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