Born and raised in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom—Vermont’s last frontier—Scott Wheeler of Derby, the publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal, is on an unstoppable mission to preserve the history and culture of the land of his birth. Proud of the Kingdom, he writes about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful, all which make the Kingdom the amazing place it is today. He sees no reason to whitewash its history to portray the Northeast Kingdom as something it isn’t, or to bend reality a bit to entice visitors. Instead, he insists the beauty of the working landscape, its history and culture, and the people speak loud enough to attract visitors from every corner of the world.
For the last 14 years, the Northland Journal has been the only magazine dedicated to sharing and preserving the history and heritage of the Northeast Kingdom. The monthly magazine, which comes in both print and electronic versions, also celebrates the sacrifices of our veterans, and it gives people, particularly our seniors, a forum to share their memories. A number of outstanding regional writers also use the Journal to share their work with the world. The magazine, which has subscribers in all 50 states, is sold in stores throughout the Kingdom. Copies are also distributed in lodging establishments throughout the region, as well as in interstate visitor centers throughout the state. The Journal is also an educational tool to not only educate our young people about the region, but to also instill pride within them for the region they call home. It also tells the story of the Kingdom to people fortunate to visit the region.
This is what renowned Northeast Kingdom author, Howard Frank Mosher, said about Scott and his work in a newspaper article: “Scott has kind of an inside track to some of the most interesting people in the Northeast Kingdom”.
Besides being publisher of the Journal, Scott, a former Vermont legislator, hosts a weekly television show on NEK-TV called The Northeast Kingdom Voice and a weekly radio show on WJJZ Country called The Vermont Voice. Each program is designed to serve as a forum for people to tell their stories and/or to promote community events. Many of these shows are found on the Journal’s website at www.northlandjournal.com. Scott is also the author of three regional history books: Rumrunners and Revenuers: Prohibition in Vermont; When Salmon was King: Voices from the Clyde River; and Don “Sleepy” McNally: From Vaudeville to Drive-In Pioneer.
Scott is a popular public speaker and has been interviewed on local, state, national and international radio and television programs, including Vermont Public Radio, CBC Radio in Canada, and the History Channel.
These are changing times in the Kingdom. The Journal’s mission of preserving and sharing the history of the region is more important than ever. Thank you for supporting the Northland Journal. We couldn’t continue our mission without our supporters. The more support, the more history we can preserve. Click HERE to learn how to subscribe to the Journal. If you would like to become an advertiser or sponsor, please call (802) 334-5920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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