The Pacific Northwest

The opening stanza of “America the Beautiful” might well have been written about one corner of the continent, the Pacific Northwest, with its spacious skies and amber waves of grain above the fruited plain. Continuing the vicarious tour of the nation that last spring encamped The Atlantic in the state of Texas, we take you now into the nation’s “far corner,” a place of pleasures, contrasts, and problems, and of people who are deeply engaged in the struggle to save what is good about their lives while meeting the economic and technological demands of contemporary society.