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Local history, Veterans, Beauty pageant, Rugby, Outdoor Recreation, Homelessness


Human Ecology | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology of Culture | Work, Economy and Organizations


SALT telling Maine stories. Published by the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Number 60 / 61. 2005-2006.


  • 4 Until Their Feet Leave the Sand by Whit Richardson, photos by Elizabeth M. Claffey When two brothers in the Maine National Guard are called to serve as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, their respective families unite to hold down the fort.
  • 18 Turn It On, Turn It Up, and Kick Some Butt photo essay by Jennifer Whitney. With support from their mom and dad, Brooke, and Stephanie Hammond have already won seventeen beauty pageant titles.
  • 24 Portland on Three by Chris Joob, photos by Ross Wick. The Portland Rugby Club has seen better days, but for guys like Jerry Alves and Jason Willey, the game must go on.
  • 36 From the Archive: Kappa Sig photo essay by Chris Kendig. Kappa Sig said their goodbyes when Bowdoin College eradicated its fraternities in 2000.
  • 38 Raising Hunters: Tim Barry, Maine Hunting Guide photo essay by Katie Hayes. With clients to please, hunting dogs to feed, and a family to raise, Tim Barry has his hands full.
  • 46 Drawing Bridges by Rena Kaneko, photos by Jennifer Whitney. When Portland artist and bookmaker Rebecca Goodale is forced to vacate her Congress Street studio, she stops to reflect on the work she has produced and why.
  • 58 Surviving More Than Adolescence photo essay by Allison Wightman At 16, Cathy Hardy works to finish her high school education while raising her two small sons.
  • 66 An Interview with Bill Curtsinger Salt Magazine speaks with professional photographer Bill Curtsinger about his new book, Extreme Nature.
  • 68 Speaking from the Center by John Affleck, photos by Allison Lucas. Union, Maine resident Roldan Watier creates a storytelling center where personal expression and narrative traditions are upheld.
  • 80 It’s Not Easy Being Green: Representative John Eder’s Campaign for Re-election photo essay by Anne Phillips Portland is home to John Eder, the Green Party’s only state legislator in the U.S.
  • 86-93 SALT Radio Kicking Ass and Changing Names, a radio piece by Sea Shackelford, photo by Jennifer Whitney. Dowser: Consultant to the Universe, a radio piece by Own Agnew, photo by Katie Hayes. Five Things, a radio piece by Matt Largey, photo by Emilie Kapp. Hard to Say, a radio piece by Bente Birkland, photo by Stephanie Weinstein.
  • 94 Our Mysterious Something by Andrea Maio, photos by Kiersten Hanna. Mary Higgins is Director of the Wilhelm Reich Museum at the Orgonon Institute in Rangeley, Maine.
  • 106 Walking After Midnight: Linda Mae, Homeless at Seventy-One photo essay by Talia Weiner. Linda hopes to have her own place by New Year’s, but for now she sleeps outside and spends time at Rockin’ Rickey’s Tavern, remembering her dancing days.
  • 112 Even at This Distance: A Season in the Life of a Maine Bowhunter by Caitlin Van Dusen, photos by Kate Lisbin Rubenstein. Sam Cook is living out of his truck and making the most of this hunting season.


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