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drumroll…

MARCH 1978

down east

http://www.downeast.com/march-1978/ 

Features

Maine’s Surprising Legislature

Lawmakers in Augusta are getting younger and more independent. And more and more of them are women. By Bill Caldwell.

Bringing Her Down East

A greenhorn learns the ropes on the Gazela Primeiro. By W.B. Leavenworth.

Good News for the Countryside

A new breed of health practitioner is bringing improved medical care to rural Maine. By Lois Lowry.

Deserting the Rock

After 147 years, Mount Desert Rock Light Station is given over to the machines. By John P. March.

Long Season in Aroostook

Color photographic essay by Norm Gibbons.

Tea at Chimney Farm

A visit with Elizabeth Coatsworth at her Nobleboro farmstead. By Sabra Morton.


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solutions for self reliance

 

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the real world …. of 17th century farming

This is the true story… of seven strangers and farm animals… picked to live on a 17th century farm…working together with only the tools available in the year 1620 ….
Tune in to find out what happens… when people stop being polite… and start getting real…
Spoiler alert: everyone on this show is always polite if not totally charming!
Also, they are historians, archeologists, and experts in agrarian culture.
it is basically the best show ever.
There is 1 episode for each month, starting with September.


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this history is worth knowing (for farmers, for everyone)

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American History, it’s not boring. (And it’s worth knowing.) Just ask J.L. Bell, a historian who writes on his well-curated blog about the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston.

How can we sell you on studying up on your American history? Well, we could give you the 3 a.m. infomercial-style pragmatic sales pitch, i.e.”Tired of being confused by the nightly news? Do you want a better understanding of today’s most prescient political arguments? Learn more about American’s aversion to taxation, the country’s long-standing tradition of underpaying agricultural workers, and the foundations of a long-entrenched and still-present racial, gender, and class-based hierarchy– and many more!”

Or, we could appeal to your competitive side. i.e. Trivia night!!!! VICTORY!!! It’s IN YOUR HAAANDS!!”

We could. But today I think we’ll try selling you sensationalist style, because colonial history of political dissent turns out to be far juicier than today’s petition-signing. i.e. Tune in to today’s American history on Boston 1775 for the ARSEN OF THE COURTHOUSE BY ANGRY MOB, the TARRING AND FEATHERING of public officials, and the HANGING OF THE TAXMAN EFFIGY. You won’t want to miss this!”

And really, I think you won’t.

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