Welcome to The Last Green Valley
Photo: Spring is Here by Marissa Oceguera
Mr. Jeff Leo’s class at the Pomfret Community School interviewed Mr. Newell Hale, former owner of Hale Manufacturing in Putnam as well as several other mills in the area. He told them this tale of waste management gone awry, long before the creation of the EPA. Before he left the building, the students already started writing the song!
© 1998 Sally Rogers, Thrushwood Press Publishing, BMI, Hill Tunes-Mill Tunes
Connecticut's 1997 State Troubadour, Sally Rogers, developed an innovative project to enhance the teaching curriculum by integrating arts with the humanities in the classroom. The 24 songs on this CD engage, enlighten and entertain people of all ages while communicating some of the great stories of The Last Green Valley. Rogers used oral histories, historic documents, and writings as sources for the lyrics of 15 of 24 songs. Through an artist-in-residence program, she enthused fourth grade classes from 3 area schools, who learned history through an artistic process that produced an additional 9 songs for the CD recording.
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