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Looking for the North Country: Latter-Day Homesteaders

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From 1970 to 1980 the population of St. Lawrence County grew by more than 2,000 people. It's hard to say by just reading the Census Bureau figures how many of those were latter-day homesteaders. But in one neighborhood in Rossie, in the southern part of the county, plenty were. Two hundred new people moved to Rossie during the '70s. Many were part of a tight-knit community that included John and Liz Scarlett. Jody Tosti visits this one couple who came back to the land, and stayed.

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