I figured that I would take the opportunity to make a couple of announcements today in regards to this site and to the year of the Gillette centennial.
First off, it has been five months since I started this site on Blogger and the feedback that I have received in regards to it have been largely positive. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has viewed the site for their praise and their comments. I do have more on tap in the coming months as I have stated before so stay tuned. This site is open to the public so all comments are welcome.
In other Gillette-related news, I received word the other day that the summer events in regards to the centennial have been very successful in terms of tourism and profitability. Of course now there is a three-month hiatus until the next event: The Ilion Little Theater Club's play "Chester and Grace," as well as a dedication ceremony where a historic marker will be placed at the 1834 Jail where Chester stayed during his trial.
However, my work on the case is not done yet. I am now entering my fourth week of research because now I am developing a non-fiction book on the case.That's right, you heard it here first folks. I am writing a book. The book will basically cover the whole case and how it became Theodore Dreiser's novel, "An American Tragedy." There will also be some additional things, including the opera, Jennifer Donnelly's novel, "A Northern Light," the events of the centennial year, and so much more. I will post more on it from time to time.
So anyway, that is all the reporting I have to do now. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone for the support they gave me throughout the course of the whole year since I have been involved with the case and I hope that I can continue to be on the case for some time to come.