THE IMMIGRANT IN OCCUPATION--THE COUNTRYSIDE
TURNING now from prosperous urban centers to the countryside, we find that there are Small towns in New England where the population is still made up of pre-Revolutionary stock. Some of these, once farming and fishing villages, are now residential. These keep their roads in fine shape because of the taxes levied upon the city-bred progeny of the original settlers. Others are so far down and out that they do not even attract the foreigner. Most of the latter are relics of the great hegira which depopulated New England when the West dangled its prizes before the adventurous, A few record a great mistake on the part of those who colonized. They would not have been planted if it had not been for the rigid conditions of the French and Indian Wars that required the swarming young people to limit the range of their emigration.
While the names of such little boroughs entered on the rolls of the several states make an elegant showing, the combined population will hardly