Monday, April 12, 2010

Front Porch

Front Porch, originally uploaded by mhall209.

There are a lot of structures like this around where I live. Some of them are still occupied. Not this one. Some of these miner shacks go back to the days when the area was occupied primarily by gold prospectors. Some of them date back to the "back to the land" movement of the 1970's. People searching for a "simpler life" left the cities, moved to the country, and built simple structures inwhich to live. The idea of raising your own food and providing for yourself was an attractive one for these people. Some of these people came and went. Some are still here. But many of the buildings remain, albeit in various states of repair.

I don't really know the story behind this particular building. Maybe some day.

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