Building A Straw Bale House - A Red Feather Construction by Nathaniel Corum

By Nathaniel Corum

"This publication is a well timed and significant software for the empowerment of groups dealing with housing deficits. The pink Feather venture is very very important; it truly is really creating a difference."—Jane Goodall

For greater than a decade the purple Feather improvement workforce, a volunteer-based association, has equipped and repaired straw bale homes for local american citizens. someplace alongside the way—and this used to be on no account the plan—they created an architectural phenomenon: This reasonably cheap, environmentally sound, simply built, and downright appealing type of development has, for stable cause, stuck the public's mind's eye. the following, pink Feather offers a step by step, easy-to-follow handbook for would-be strawbale builders—indeed, they provide every little thing you have to yet time, power, and many and plenty of straw. Informative sections on safeguard, layout, instruments, and fabrics, and case experiences picked from over thirty-five crimson Feather initiatives provide a accomplished assessment to straw-bale development.

But this booklet is far greater than a development handbook. it's also the inspiring tale of pink Feather itself, a story of neighborhood motion and cooperation that implies a can-do technique to the growing to be housing problem on America's local American reservations.

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DIVIDED SYMPATHIES Baltimore’s Union Soldiers and Sailors monument by Adolf A. Weiman wasn’t erected until 1909. The Confederate Soldiers and Sailors memorial was dedicated first, in 1903, and both are downtown. While the Confederate soldier is wounded and supported by an angel, the Union soldier is shown walking purposefully south. OHIO REMEMBERS The 4th Ohio performed valuable service in the first day at Gettysburg. The 4th Ohio Veterans Association commissioned this twenty-eight-foot tall monument that lists the history of the unit, the names of those who fell, and the state seal of Ohio.

Absolutely authentic, it was cast by Gorham company at least three times. There are two copies in North and East Providence, Rhode Island, and a third serves as the monument to the Massachusetts regiments that fought at Vicksburg in that military park. This image is of the statue in East Providence, dedicated in 1901. IN THE FIGHT Gerneral Alexander Hay’s fighting spirit and theatrical style were loved by his men. The Union General would have been insulted if anyone had called him a “strategist,” but he knew how to lead men in a fight.

The Bedford Flag is kept in the Bedford Public Library in Bedford, Massachusetts. BUILDING A NATION John Graves Simcoe served during the American Revolutionary War, on the British side. Commanding the First American Regiment (the “Queen’s Rangers”), he was captured in 1779 and repatriated to England two years later. He returned to North America in 1791 as the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, and worked energetically to establish a provincial government, founded Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake), and ensured the security and prosperity of Upper Canada.

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