For Essay, we’re each assigned a town to cover all quarter, looking specifically into the history of the town and it’s current community. I have Jacksonville, Ohio, a town of 0.3 square miles and approximately 500 rather hopeless* residents.

*as in seeming to hold no hope for their prosperity or that of their community, to quote one business owner: “we used to live off of hope but we ate it all up and now we’re livin’ off nothing.”

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  1. the first pic is great in terms of the kid in the back cuz let’s face it: even if your future is hopeless, you don’t realize that until you are at least of working age.

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