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Posted inBroadband and Technology, Food, Media, Rural Economy

Letter From Langdon: Know the Source of Food and News

When Bill Underhill moved west after World War I, he decided to homestead in Twentynine Palms, California. He helped build the first roads, the first swimming pool and the first American Legion Post. To help the community, he started the first weekly newspaper in 1935, the four-page Desert Trail, which he published with his wife, […]

Posted inAgriculture

Letter From Langdon: In Omaha, a Call for Fair Trade That Would Save Both Agriculture and Industry

Omaha, Nebraska, isn’t quite at the geographical center of the U.S.A., but on Friday it was at the center of some serious debate about free trade. The Revere Copper Co. recently closed a plant in Massachusetts because of unequal trade practices, according to the company’s president. This a statue of Paul Revere in Boston. Photo: […]

Posted inArts and Culture, Religion and Faith

One Man’s Cathedral in the Georgia Pines

View of Pasaquan, Eddie Owens Martin’s creation near Buena Vista, GeorgiaPhoto: Bill Bishop Pope Benedict (who has said Protestant groups don’t qualify as churches) seems pretty unlikely to nominate Eddie Owens Martin for sainthood. In his day, Martin had been a marijuana dealer, also a professional gambler and prostitute. He told fortunes for a living. […]