Sunday, June 13, 2010

Reading at Copperton Park











You know the short story by Shirley Jackson called The Lottery? For some reason this place reminds me of that. Copperton was originally built in 1926 by the Bingham Canyon Mine for their workers. It's the tiniest town with a park, a post office, a fire station, a snack shop, and one restaurant which, of all things, serves Hawaiian food. Sadly it's temporarily closed.

Our city lacks trees which is something that's almost suffocating for me, so we borrowed this town's park. John read Yann Martel's new book, Beatrice and Virgil, and I was finishing up A Moveable Feast. When casserole bearing church members started gathering for a party at the park's pavilion, I was afraid they'd draw our names from a box to be stoned, so we packed up and left.
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4 comments:

Emily said...

Love the pictures!

holtkamp said...

i remember 'the lottery' very well actually, evidently a lot of memorable things happened in that class :)

Brian said...

The Lottery is one creepy story...

Isaac and Sarah said...

Beautiful BW pictures.