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Local history, Immigrant communities, Generation X, Under employment, Gen X, Catholicism, Seasonal employment, Paradis genealogy


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


SALT. Published by the Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies. “Monica waitresses in a bar. What she does is not where she’s at. She’s waiting to get there. Call it the 20-nothings.”


  • 3 Nineteen Pine Street Yes! Gallery hours year round begin in December, opening Salt’s documentary photography collection to the public for the first time.
  • 4 Cambodian Wedding in Maine The bride and groom are part of Portland’s growing Cambodian community. Their traditional wedding ceremony took four hours and is important to preserving the customs of their ancestors.
  • 15 Twenty Nothings Call them the twenty nothings crowd. Call them bartenders, cooks, wait people, janitors. What they do is not what they want to be.
  • 24 Sisters of Mercy and the Winds of Vatican II Thirty years ago, Vatican II took revolutionary positions about the Catholic religious life. It brought about sweeping changes for these 158 Sisters of Mercy in Maine. The Sisters talk about these changes.
  • 44 From Tree to Tip to Christmas Wreath Bob and Loretta MacLeod, like many Mainers, earn part of their living from wreath making. They make 2,000 wreaths and grow blueberries on their 50-acre Tartan Hill Farm in Columbia.
  • 52 A Long Pond Story Five generations of Paradises have lived on Long Pond and in Jackman since Joseph Paradis (without the “e”) walked across the border in 1886 with $2.50 in his pocket. Their story and the stories they tell bind the generations together.


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