April 2, 2024

Millcast Episode 72

Steve Taylor

By Amanda & Peggy

Steve Taylor, “Independent Scholar”, shares his lecture on the history of the Merino sheep boom in New England and its lasting effects on the towns and landscape. Learn where the endless miles of stone walls came from, how towns sprang up in the mid-1800s along the waterways, and why the sheep left.


Green Mountain Merinos: From New England to New South Wales in the Nineteenth Century by Rebecca J.H. Woods paper


  • Intro: "Wordsmith" by Julian Lage from Modern Lore