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About the Backroads Project


September 27, 2006: It's clear that this site's mission has expanded beyond my original intent. While I will continue my efforts around my home in North East PA, I will also post pictures from projects and travels further away.

July 13, 2005: I travel the back roads near my home in North East Pennsylvania looking for images that describe the people I meet and the places where they live and work.

This rugged rural area is changing quickly. Agriculture was once the predominant industry here, but as it becomes harder for farmers to make their living from the land small businesses and subdivisions replace farms. So the landscape is changing and the people are changing too.

My objective is to document that change and its effect on my neighbors.

Michael Poster
RR 1 Box 37B
Montrose, PA 18801

570-278-2696 voice

mposter@backroadsproject.com