Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Road to Katahdin, 1970s

Original Photographs from Archives
Wrote Judson D. Hale <http://amzn.to/297PBiu> in Inside New England:
Maine is beautiful and Maine is ugly...   
Caterpillar Hill...,Walker Pond,... the bridge crossing Eggemoggin Reach, so familiar to yachtsmen, Deere Isle [sic]...., Camden hills... is the Maine that lives in the hearts of all New Englanders..., the Maine of artists, of poets, of the soul.   
Then there is backcountry Maine, "the Maine that artists do not paint, writers do not usually describe, and visitors do not talk about," wrote Charles E. Clark... People in backcountry Maine say a house is a house, but a house with a shed is a village. 











4 comments:

  1. Lumber Trucks ........ In thirty-plus years of living where they share the highway with cars , I've only seen one shed it's load on the road . Nevertheless I really don't like driving behind them .

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    1. We live in the piney woods of East Texas. There is nothing scary than driving behind a logging truck. They get plenty of room from us.....

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  2. Unfortunately, the ugly side has become worse. Continued abject poverty, lack of education/access to education, cyclical multi-generational teen births, the plague of Meth, the plague of Heroin, radio channels feeding garbage to an unwitting audience, and Confederate flags don't paint a pretty oil painting or make a nice snap shot. Very sad because they are such nice people. The uneducated pack mentality against people from away, although that is all they know and seems somewhat charming to summer people, is not helping them.

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    1. I spent my career teaching high school in the South....I often felt my B.A. And MDiv ( Brite Seminary, TCU) was a waste. Our goals were getting the kids out of the " Pine Curtain" away from the meth, away from the cycle of poverty, into a state college....to which most never returned home...people in suburban or urban America just don't or actually can't understand what's happening 50 miles from their home..

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