May/June 2004 Table of Contents


Cover of May/June 2004


Beyond the Glare and the Blare
Once, people could bathe in starlight and listen to the snow fall. Now the quest to renew darkness and silence is growing.
By Anne Matthews

Lost in Translation 
Modernist landscapes of the 1960s and '70s reflected the idealism of their times. Now they're being replaced with designs for a less hopeful age.
By Paul Bennett

The Spirit of Zuni Salt Lake
In western New Mexico a remote site embodies religious concerns and some very worldly pursuits.
By Nat Stone

Young Man River Rolls No More
"The largest small-scale working model in the world" is, well, a little strange.
By Tom Vanderbilt


Place: A Florida farm finds an unlikely savior.
By Brad Edmondson

The Short Answer: Promoting the Preserve America initiative, First Lady Laura Bush reflects on historic places and the people who give them meaning.

Preservation News 
Tension threatens to turn back Philadelphia's long-standing preservation system • Transitions • Removing barbed-wire fences from California's former ranch land opens spaces but erases boundaries • Pollution concerns are driving slave descendants from their ancestral land in Louisiana • A historic campus of follies in Maryland will be integrated into its residential environs • Who's News

Traveler: The whiskey trails of Kentucky and Tennessee give "spirit of place" a new twist.
By Wayne Curtis

Online Travel Sidebar: Our guide to the best of whiskey country

Books: Exploring the substantial imprint of Spanish colonial architecture and planning
By R. Brooks Jeffery

Reporter: Minneapolis' Mill Quarter rises from the ruins of wheat and hydropower.
By Camille LeFevre

Back Page: Neon signs have found a growing, glowing place in our hearts.
By Dwight Young

Your Trust 
Information for members and friends of the National Trust
Travelers Conservation Foundation helps historic sites • Sally Reahard bequeaths large gift to Drayton Hall • Trust works with Bayer to eradicate termites • Profile: Jestena Boughton • Trust staffer in PBS' Colonial HouseArnold Berke's NTHP