by Robert W. Spencer
Lizzie Millett was born in Waterford, Maine, i n 1861. She and younger sister Hattie escaped from their troubled childhoods and, each in herown way, built successful lives. Lizzie’s struggles to achieve personaland professional success in “a man’s world” of business are strugglesthat, in some forms, continue for women today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Spencer, after living forty years in downtown Bosto n, re sides in South Waterford, Maine. His home is a formerwater-powered box mill on City Brook, where he writesat a desk perched above a breached split-granite dam.His avocations are writing, reading, gardening, andenjoying his wife’s fabulous cooking.