Down East April 1982

April 1982

The table of contents from the April 1982 issue of Down East.


Bedsheets and Politics: the Ku Klux Klan in Maine

Sixty years ago the KKK marched forth in broad daylight, and its hooded legions were a political force to be reckoned with in the state. By Nicholas Dean.

Dr. Gould & the Great Freeport Fumigation Hullaballoo

How a crusty M.D. put the damper on an old-fashioned nostrum. By John Gould.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Ham for Easter — and Beyond

The many uses of an Easter ham, once the feast is over. By Tracy Lord.

Vanes from Maine

Walter Easton points the way when it comes to weather vanes. By Edgar Allen Beem.

At the Tide’s Edge

Discovering the intricate world that lies ‘twixt land and sea. Photographs by Robin Lovell.


Room With A View

When I pull away from my dock on the mainland and head for that clump of spruce and pine rising out of the sea, I am following my heart. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Leave the Kids, Dog, and Radio to Home

North by East

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.

Dear Diary

My Girlhood Schooner Voyage

Outdoor Maine

Good Salmon Season is Predicted

I Remember

The Rites of Spring

Cover: “Spring in Bloom” (24″ x 30″), acrylic on masonite, by Cissy Buchanan, depicts a fantasy view of Easter in Maine according to the artist. A resident of Kennebunk, Ms. Buchanan derives her inspiration from old photo albums and vintage post cards and has won numerous awards at art shows around the state. “Spring in Bloom” is one of four of her paintings that will soon be available as jigsaw puzzles from the Western Publishing Company of Racine, Wisconsin.