Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements 

The author greatly appreciates the effort and contributions made by the following people who have helped to complete this project. 

At the top of that list would be York historians Virginia and Dexter Spiller. These two people are the most formidable team of historical researchers the town of York has and maybe ever has had. They have unselfishly given to me their valuable time, efforts and good schooling for this effort. Visiting their home and being mentored at their kitchen table has been a unique and enriching experience I will carry with me always.    

My home team captain Roberta Jones cannot be thanked enough. Over 41 years of teaching six graders well prepared her for our marriage and the odd interests that seem to occupy my poor mind.  

Jack Barnicoat, the great grandson of the man whose company made our Soldiers’ Monument  has graciously contributed wonderful pictures and comments about the granite artists and artisans from a time now long gone in Quincy, Massachusetts.    

Luther Hansen, curator of the US Army Quartermaster Museum in Fort Lee, Virginia for his patience and generous help.   

Richard Aberini, Curator of the Littleton Museum in Littleton, New Hampshire has provided information and pictures of our monument’s twin in Littleton. The fabulous picture of their monument’s dedication ceremony makes me happy for them and sad for York as we have yet to see the equal here.    

Rick Mace, Tax Assessor for the Town of York for seeing through the financial weeds and making sense of the numbers.  

Steve Burns, Town Manager of York, Maine for his encouragement and willingness to see the Soldiers’ Monument information and pictures on the town’s web site.

Brett Horr, York’s Director of GIS and Technology for his helpfulness, encouragement and great ideas.