Edward Abbey's Appalachian Roots in Indiana County, Pennsylvania
by James M. Cahalan
This article was originally published in Pittsburgh
History, Fall 1996 (vol. 79, no. 3: 92-107) and Winter
1996/97 (vol. 79, no. 4: 160-78), and appears here with the
kind permission of its editor, Paul Roberts. To receive those
two issues of the magazine (including Abbey cover photos and
numerous other photos, maps and articles), send $13 to
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (attention Darlene
Vargo), 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call
(412) 454-6405. You can print out this form and fill in the details.
This article is copyright © 1996 by Pittsburgh
History and James M.
The adaptation of this article to the WWW is copyright ©
1997 by Christer
All photographs and maps are protected by copyright and
deserve credit as follows:
- Briar Patch
drawing; by Edward Abbey, from the cover
page of the manuscript of The Fool's Progress
in Special Collections at the University of Arizona,
with the kind permission of Clarke Cartwright Abbey.
Marker; by James M. Cahalan.
- Indiana County map,
Indiana map; generated by Michael Burkett
and Robert Sechrist, corrected and copyrighted by
James M. Cahalan and Christer Lindh.
- Abbey with
parents by truck; by Dick Kirkpatrick
- Ed and Home
sign; by Dick Kirkpatrick, courtesy of
Kirkpatrick and Eric Temple, Canyon
- Young Ed,
dinner; courtesy of Howard and Ida Abbey.
- Houses 1-4,
parents at IUP, 1983, Ed with book,
Creek, Ed with professors,
Ed with parents
at IUP, 1976, Red-dog road;
by Jim Wakefield.
- Burnt-out Briar
Patch house; courtesy of Cathy Bressler.
- Abbey's Web logo,
Rim, Canyonlands; by Christer Lindh.
- Quebec Run;
by Paul Roberts, Editor.
courtesy of John Busovicki.
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