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James Smith's Poem, “THE WISH REALIZED”
A Visit to the MacDowell Colony During World War 1


My principal current project is a collection of essays on the history of my family, which is first recorded in Maryland around 1725. Put on the record here are some photographs of historic homes of the Gatch family near Milford, Ohio; a remarkable essay by my great-great-great grandfather, the Rev. Philip Gatch in which he muses on the origins of the Native Americans and of their predecessors the "Mound Builders"; and a letter by a niece of Philip Gatch recounting a visit to him and his family at Milford in 1825