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John Scarlett, a back-to-the-lander, who stayed in Rossie.  See a larger photo in the Today's Photo section of our website
John Scarlett, a back-to-the-lander, who stayed in Rossie. See a larger photo in the Today's Photo section of our website

Back to the Land: Finding Connections Between Now, and Then

About 35 years ago, a funny thing happened in the North Country. Young people moved here, singly and in groups, to settle. They were latter day hometseaders. They bought some of the cheapest land in the country -- many drawn here by the popular Strout Real Estate catalog. Other came to college here and stayed on. They built their own homes, planted gardens, and tried to live simpler life. They were called back-to-the-landers, and many are still here. Folklorist Jill Breit is tracing connections between those settlers of the 60s and 70s, and a new wave settling now. She spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

People: John and Liz Scarlett, Back to the Land

A profile of John and Liz Scarlett, of Rossie. They were part of a wave of people who descended on the North Country back in the 70s when land was cheap and plentiful. These "Back to the Landers" set in motion a distinct piece of culture that has helped define the area. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Beaver River: Living Beyond the Road's End, Part 2

Brian Mann travels to Beaver River on the Stillwater Reservoir. With no road access, the community is one of the most remote in the Adirondacks--the pleasures and hardships of living beyond the road's end.  Go to full article

Beaver River: Living Beyond the Road's End, Part 1

Brian Mann travels to Beaver River on the Stillwater Reservoir. With no road access, the community is one of the most remote in the Adirondacks--the pleasures and hardships of living beyond the road's end.  Go to full article

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