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Blarney and salami at Fitzhenry’s Store.
- 2 Junior Miller A salute to Junior Miller, who believed in hard work, persistence and optimism. This issue is dedicated to him.
- 4 The Deacon’s Bench Thomas Bradbury writes about Chester, the chicken plucker, in his column.
- 7 Letters to Salt
- 8 Center for Field Studies Salt’s Center hosts a series of visiting professors as part of its Semester-in-Maine program for college students.
- 10 Fitzhenry’s Store Fitzhenry’s is so little “there ain’t too much room to wrassle,” but it has everything from pickled eggs to shoe horns-and some back country conversation to boot.
- 18 Shaker Revival in Maine A decade ago, Maine’s Shaker community had dwindled to four elderly Sisters. As Maine Shakers adapt to a changing world, four converts have joined. This is a sensitive look at the Shakers by a Salt student who was their weekly guest for three months.
- 38 “I’m Singulah!” That’s how John Gaskill describes himself at 92. He tells the story of a black boy with a mind of his own growing up in Portland, his own singular story.
- 52 Black Child of Maine Geneva Sherrer is a native of Augusta, Maine, who has begun to document the untold story of Maine’s black people.
- 62 Rhythm of the Loom Bessie Swain of Exeter, New Hampshire, is the grandmother of weaving in northern New England. She has taught her art to generations of students.
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Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, "Salt, Vol. 6, No. 4" (1984). Salt Magazine Archive. 22.