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  •  Very well done! (6+ / 0-)

    I grew up only ten miles from Rachael Carson's hometown in Pennsylvania, but never knew that fact until just recently.

    "I come close to despair because so many of the pieces of the country are broken, and when you see that, you have two choices: You can give up, or you can do something about it." Elizabeth Warren

    by Ed in Montana on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:35:19 AM PDT

    •  Her Silver Spring home... (3+ / 0-)
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      foresterbob, JBL55, RiveroftheWest

      ...was a couple of miles upstream from me near Northwest Branch where I used to hike. I knew she valued her privacy so I never made any attempt to meet her. I would have been too shy anyway.

      The student Paula was a neighbor and apparently knew her quite well. When the issue of pesticides came up in her Quaint Acres section of Silver Spring, Rachel Carson made a presentation at her community meeting. Her views prevailed.

      "Don't believe everything you think."

      by BobboSphere on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:54:46 AM PDT

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