A new wildlife management area in Grafton and Athens is not only conserving the habitat of an
endangered plant, it’s also preserving the historic homestead of Daisy Turner,
whose family history tells an important story of slavery.
Daisy Turner was born in Grafton in 1883, one of 13 children of Sally
and Alec Turner. Her
stories of her 104 years of living and her family’s lineage in slavery are
preserved by the Vermont Folklife Center.