PO Box 1420
Hope, AR 71801
Photo taken May 2003. Scanned July 2003.
Calvin Beale, the Senior Demographer at ERS, has visited the majority of counties in the United States. He typically stops at the county seat and talks to USDA staff, extension service agents, or others about the county and current trends. During each visit he photographs the county courthouse, combining his interests in architecture and rural small town America. In Calvin's seminars, the courthouse slides provide a vehicle around which to discuss a county's history, what makes it unique, and issues affecting county residents.
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