Back to the Landers

Year 1997

Creator Richard Short

Contributor Rebecca Saunders

Story type Photography

Town Cape Rosier

County Hancock


At one point during American history, rural populations were growing faster than urban populations. Richard Short captures how back-to-landers in Maine, or homesteaders, have evolved their lifestyles since the 1950s when people were coming to Maine to live on the land in large numbers.

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