On the day of May 20, 1973 , the whole thing came to
a trumatic end that began with the earth shaking roar of bulldozers and
the snapping cracking and grinding sound of homes and objects being
smashed to the ground. The long day of violent destruction not only
destroyed houses, beloved homes , but also ripped and tore and gouged
the Earth and mangled the landscape.
To save the land from more mechanical rape and much added
expense, when the destruction crew left for the day the people burned
the remaining houses to the ground.
They did it with much Sorrow ~ and they did it with much Love. And as
the flames crackled the people's thoughts and prayers arose and blended
with the smoke and descended to the heavens, and they knew in their
hearts, that the spirit of open land would never die.
The Earth is our Home.
The Land is our Heritage.
Freedom is Forever.
Sandi Stein:"For those
of you who haven't been up on the ridge of recent. The land has dressed
itself anew with tall trees and wanten scotchbroom that has had its way
with many an open place. There are many maypoles and a beautiful sweat
lodge. And if you go on a sunny day you can still find David Hatch
meditating atop the hill overlooking the meadow. How lucky we
are/were/will be to have had and made such amazing adventures for