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Career librarian Patricia Van Skaik made a five-block hop in February from one downtown hall of books to another. Bigger was her leap from the world of history and genealogy at the public library’s main branch to one of insects, fungus, and pharmaceuticals at the independent, scientific Lloyd Library and Museum.
The long, strange trip of Chester Cornett, from hermetic Appalachian crypto-artisan to patron saint of old, weird American craftsmanship.
Riley Humler purchased his first piece of Rookwood, a 1944 porcelain vase by modernist Jens Jensen, at an auction in 1972. It cost him $37.
In a big country, sometimes it’s best to travel small. Route Fifty Campers lets you take it all in tow.