MANNERS & MORALS: Americana, Jun. 7, 1948

¶ In preparation for the tourist season, Pueblo, Colo, was shopping around for Indians who would come to Pueblo, spend their time "colorfully wandering around the town concentrating on nothing but being Indians."

¶ The Manville, R.I. textile mill—the town's only industry—closed down. Said a worker: "You don't feel right and you think 'what's wrong?' And then it comes to you: the mill is quiet. We've been listening to that noise all our lives, even in our sleep. Makes a hum, kind of. It makes you feel funny to have it quiet."

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