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Hooked On Rugs

What began as a craft born of thrift and necessity has evolved into an art form. Country women, mostly from New England and the maritime provinces of Canada, began weaving (hooking) strips of tattered wool blankets and clothing into the burlap from feed sacks in the mid-18th century. Unlike the more affluent city folk, they […]  More

North Dakota’s Enchanted Highway

Gary Greff’s tiny rural home was dying, but he had a really big idea for saving it. When Gary Greff returned to Regent, N.D., during a respite from teaching, he had no idea his life’s work would change to helping save his hometown. Regent had dropped to 238 people. If something wasn’t done, it could […]  More
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