The authors are fortunate to be living in Amherst, Massachusetts for over 50 years. The town is the first Amherst established and is named in honor of Lord Jeffrey Amherst. A pre-retirement vacation trip led to our ultimate quest to locate and visit all the Amhersts in the United States. Read “How it Happened” to find out more. We enjoyed the quest especially traveling to a wide variety of places and meeting a lot of interesting folks. We hope you will enjoy reading about these adventures.