Gary and Joanne Sanderson are both western Massachusetts natives - he from South Deerfield, she from Hampden. They share a love of history and Americana, collecting such things as Whately stoneware, copper luster, cast-iron cookware, sporting art, and American period furniture, among other things. Connecticut Valley history and genealogy are two subjects covered extensively in their library.

Gary is a journalist who has spent a lifetime exploring the Franklin County woods and waters, and two decades writing about it. An avid hunter and fisherman, his favorite pastimes are upland bird hunting (over English springer spaniel Ringo), turkey and deer huinting and fly-fishing for trout. Guided hunting and fishing trips are available by appointment.

Gary and Joanne live with their teen-aged sons, Gary II and Ryan, at Old Tavern Farm.

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