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Title:
New Buffalo : journals from a Taos commune
Author:
Kopecky, Arthur, 1944-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xviii, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780826333957
Format :
Book

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Summary

New Buffalo was one of the most successful of the collective farms that dotted the country in the 1960s and 1970s. Arthur Kopecky's journals take us back to that era as he and his comrades wend their way to the area near Taos, New Mexico, where they encounter magic, wisdom, a mix of people, the Peyote Church, planting, and hard winters. The journals trace the group's evolution to adulthood as the party mood of the early 1970s gives way to the concerns of maintaining a growing farm. By 1975, several hundred people had called New Buffalo home and the business turned away from their counterculture goats, focusing, instead, on dairy cows.