How better to get settlers to move into uncharted and untamed lands than to promise them the sustainability and wealth that comes from the ownership of land? Give them the land for free on the promise that they will go and settle that land, turning it from wilderness to useable farmland, timberland or pasture. The policy worked for America, it worked for the Spanish in Florida and it worked for Mexico in parts of what is now the American Southwest.
The Delaware County District Library invites you to a very special program entitled “Disappearing Landscapes” featuring nationally known local artist Linda Wesner, who will discuss her passion for landscapes, particularly those in Delaware County. Wesner has been a resident intermittently for 25 years, but since her last return, she noticed that beautiful scenes are disappearing daily, and she is trying to capture the rural side of Delaware County before it vanishes to growth and development.
Sep 30 2011 | Posted in Mary Jane Santos
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