Local history stories offer refreshing break

To the editor:

A fascinating piece of history was written and published on Wednesday's Eagle op-ed page by historian John Dickson. "(Present at the creation — the stone marker at Pontoosuc Lake").

Many of us are born and raised here, many of us are transplants, I for one love to read about the history of this area and know I'm not alone. It is a refreshing diversion from politics and crime. More please Mr. Dickson!

Arlene McDermott, Pittsfield