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June 18, 2014

C. Twiggs Myers

August 2, 1930 - June 14, 2014

SHEFFIELD, MASS. — Charles Twiggs Myers, 83, a longtime summer resident of the Adirondacks and a legendary history teacher and coach at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass., died on June 14 as a result of injuries suffered in a fall at home. His parents bought a camp at the Crater Club in Essex in the early 1930's, and Twiggs spent every summer there since.

A true Renaissance man, Twiggs had interests that ranged from land preservation to railroad trains, from trees and flowers to all kinds of clocks, from baseball (i.e., Philadelphia Phillies) to books on just about any subject. When he wasn't driving along the back roads of Essex County, he enjoyed sitting on the deck of his camp, Juniper Ledge, and watching the ferry cross Lake Champlain from Essex to Charlotte and back. He was also a member in good standing (around) of the Do Nothing Club at the former Jim's Pretty Good Books in Whallonsburg.

Twiggs Myers was born on Aug. 2, 1930, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., the youngest of three children of Charles Myers, a Philadelphia attorney, and the former Gertrude James Hearne. He was the namesake of his great-great-grandfather, Brevet Major David Emmanuel Twiggs, a hero of the Mexican War who later became the oldest Confederate general in the Civil War.

As a child in Wayne, Pa., Twiggs raised homing pigeons kept in a loft attached to the family garage. Every summer, a baggage master on the Pennsylvania Railroad would take pigeons belonging to the young Twiggs and other local members of the International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers to as far away as Columbus, Ohio, or even Indianapolis, one thousand miles distant, and then release them. Years later, Twiggs would raise chickens at his home in Sheffield, which he delighted in calling Laywell Farm.

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