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Received: 15/10/2002 Accepted: 14/9/2002 Published: 22/10/2002
'I think they pay $25 a year dues. And we had a newsletter. To keep everybody up to date on what is going on.. and eh.. then we get fundraisers, and do little projects, like the part of the fence needed to be repaired, we would repair it, we restored the monuments (...) It was mostly restoration. That was a big deal.' (Int 5, p.1)
2A survey on social support and social networks among 250 residents is part of the larger research project, but has not been used as basis for this paper.
3Based on US Census 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990.
4He thus meant that they would include the entire area of light industry and commerce beyond the highway and the projects.
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