Huge maple tree encroaching on an abandoned farmhouse.  Lincoln County.  August 15, 2001.  6:15 p.m. EDT.

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     This old farmhouse appeared to be abandoned; several windows and even the front door were missing.  But the lawn was freshly mowed.  In the backyard sat a lawnchair that appeared to be used recently.  My guess--and of course it's only a guess--is that this was an old "homeplace", now empty, and that a family member would come by a few times in the summer to cut the grass, then sit out back and reminisce.
     I drove by this location again about three years after I shot the picture.  The house and the big tree were gone.  The lot and the field around it had been graded smooth, marked off with new fencing. 
 
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Posted February 1, 2002; revised February 16, 2006.