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John Milliken Thompson is the author of “America’s Historic Trails” and “Wildlands of the Upper South” and co-author of The National Geographic Almanac of American History. His articles have appeared in Smithsonian, The Washington Post and other publications, and his short stories have been published in Louisiana Literature, South Dakota Review and many other literary journals. His first novel is “The Reservoir” (Other Press), based on the true story of the finding of a young woman’s body in 1885 in the reservoir of Richmond, Va.

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John Milliken Thompson

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