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Local history, Immigrant communities, Immigration, Poverty, Single Mothers


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 57 / 58. 2003-2004. Staying on. A Dexter story after the Shoe. A sheep farmer uses only salt water and sunlight for her wool. Veterans speak from the edgy shadows of their memories.


  • 3 Staying On by Terry Farish
  • 4 Uphill Either Way by Carrie Kilman, photographs by Jenifer Dean. T-Bob’s Taxi—A Dexter story after The Shoe.
  • 18 James at Risk photo essay by Lesley MacVane. A 16-year old boy at odds with the world is also a poet.
  • 26 Waa Nabad: Somali Community in Lewiston photo essay by Erin Dowding. Change comes to a quiet, French Canadian town.
  • 33 The Story of the Archive by Patricia Erickson
  • 34 From the Archive An Anchor for Monica. Photo essay by Pam Berry. Monica lives in a school bus with her daughter while they build a house for the future.
  • 36 Earth and Fire photo essay by Jenifer Dean Fifteen years later, Monica holds tight to the land.
  • 44 Happiness Lies on the Back of a Horse by Melissa Dalton, photographs by Valerie Haynes. Topsham’s Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding gives children skills and joy.
  • 58 Home from War by Melissa Hale, photographs by Betty Bastidas. Veterans speak from the edgy shadows of their memories.
  • 74 Some Kind of Farmer by Katharine Freeman, photographs by Molly Myers Frank Bowie is the last dairy farmer in Durham.
  • 88 We Do This Way We Stay Together by Lisa Merlini, photographs by Valerie Haynes. A love story of a Vietnamese man and his Guatemalan wife.
  • 102 Mary Merithew: Living in Death’s Shadow photo essay by Leslie Brooks A dying woman instructs a young woman in living.
  • 110 The Mighty Dollar by Stephanie Congdon, photographs by Isabel Foley How an accordion lesson plus a yard rake, minus a dog-sit equals tickets to a symphony.
  • 122 Don’t Blink: A Glimpse into a Deaf Teenager’s World by Lauren McSherry, photographs by Renee Armstrong Straight talking on Mackworth Island.
  • 136 On the Farm with Nanney photo essay by Drew Oberholtzer “I only use salt water and sunlight,” a sheep farmer says about her wool.
  • 144 News and Shows Terrific passions and Salt Gallery highlights, 2004.


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