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Bob Keyes: Bowdoin Student Joins Freedom Rides Observance
by Bob Keyes

As a youngster, Anna Nutter remembers piling in the car the very afternoon that school let out and making the long family drive from Texas to Maine.

Her mother, who grew up here, couldn’t wait to escape the broiling Houston heat and return home to the cool breezes of a Maine summer.

Along the way, they would stop at every Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefield or monument they came across. Those detours broke up what felt like an endless drive, and instilled a sense of wonder in young Anna’s mind. She remembers gazing out across the battlefield at Gettysburg and thinking, “This is awe-inspiring.” Read more…


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