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Robert Adams: The Place We Live

Publishes an introductory essay in Daniel Wolf's The American Space: Meaning in Nineteenth-Century Landscape Photography: “The end of the American Space is related, in ways mostly beyond the scope of the essay, to the two principal threats to life on earth—overpopulation and nuclear war.”

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The Adamses’ dog is caught in a coyote trap on a public dirt road. They commit themselves to finding a way to end the use of steel-jaw leghold traps and join with others in a campaign that succeeds, thirteen years later, in banning the traps in Colorado.

Publishes Our Lives and Our Children.

Begins a year of retreat in Astoria, Oregon.

Composes the essay “In the American West Is Hope Possible?” in a quiet attic room, on a six-foot-long desk made of raw plywood and sawhorses, with a window to his right opening out over the town and the Columbia River. The essay is eventually published in To Make It Home.

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With Kerstin, buys a lot on a hill in Astoria.

Publishes Summer Nights.