2003: A Maine Farm
vacation in Maine in the summer of 1958, my parents and I noticed
that farmhouses were often connected directly to the adjoining
barns. Back home in Ohio, houses and barns were always separate
structures. This New England design impressed us so much, we
even took pictures at one place.
mother recalled that when she was growing up, winter snows made it
difficult to get from the house to the barn to do the morning
chores. She said that sometimes a tunnel had to be dug through
the snow to get from one building to another. She appreciated
the utility of these enclosed Maine passageways.
also were impressed with this river, covered with logs from shore to
shore. Presumably the logs were being floated downstream to a sawmill.
to Wikipedia, log drives "became increasingly unnecessary with
the development of railroads or the use of trucks on logging roads.
...Most log driving in the United States and Canada ended with
changes in environmental legislation in the 1970s."
that same 1958 vacation trip, we also visited New York City and
Washington, D.C. Here I am on the grounds of George
Washington's Mount Vernon estate, with the Potomac River in the background.
three of these pictures were originally in black and white.
I've colorized them for this web page.