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The 2017-18 Guide to Yellow Springs

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Elder Stories

Stories of village elders paint a story of the village

The Guide to Yellow Springs, produced annually by the Yellow Springs News, is the village in a nutshell, rounded out with articles and essays on a unifying theme.

About a year ago we noted the number of villagers who are living vital and active lives well into their late 80s and 90s. Like many in our youth-obsessed American culture, we didn’t know much about our elders. So we embarked on a series, “Elder Stories,” in an attempt to learn more.

And learn we did. We found that in shining a light on the history of these longtime villagers, we were also shining a light on the history of Yellow Springs, its changes and challenges.


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