Martha's Vinyard and Nantucket were almost completed deforested in 19th Century. (See Melville's description in Moby Dick.) Lack of fuel for heating was the price they paid for access to fishing and whaling grounds. There are few old trees on Martha's Vinyard. I vactioned in the house on Oak Bluffs on MV were President Grant witnessed the 1876 Centennial Fourth of July Fireworks. It is really a kewl place, if it weren't for all the damn liberals.
posted on 11/22/2005 10:18:45 AM PST
by Lonesome in Massachussets
(NY Times headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS, Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
To: Lonesome in Massachussets
It is really a kewl place, if it weren't for all the d**n liberals.
Yeah, well, the same thing goes for the earth. ;-)
posted on 11/22/2005 10:21:06 AM PST
(Celebrating my first full year on FR! Has it been one year already?? Has it only been one year??)
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