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Men pose on a South Side street, May 1974. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Men pose on a South Side street, May 1974. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
 
A family enjoys a picnic at 12th Street Beach on Lake Michigan, August 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. A family enjoys a picnic at 12th Street Beach on Lake Michigan, August 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Left: Residents of Chicago's West Side check out a motorcycle, June 1973. Right: High school age student at the Robert Taylor Homes, May 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Left: Residents of Chicago’s West Side check out a motorcycle, June 1973. Right: High school age student at the Robert Taylor Homes, May 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Sidewalk merchandise on Chicago's South Side, June 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Sidewalk merchandise on Chicago’s South Side, June 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Abandoned building on 37th And Prairie Street. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Abandoned building on 37th And Prairie Street. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
A band performs at the Lake Meadows Shopping Center in Chicago, in August of 1973. Not well known, they are sharing their music at home, hoping it will lead to greater recognition. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. A band performs at the Lake Meadows Shopping Center in Chicago, in August of 1973. Not well known, they are sharing their music at home, hoping it will lead to greater recognition. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Workers pass the time playing checkers on East 35th Street before going to work in Chicago, May 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Workers pass the time playing checkers on East 35th Street before going to work in Chicago, May 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Members of Chicago's South Side community line a portion of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Drive to watch the Bud Billiken Day Parade, August 1973. Hundreds of thousands turn out to watch and take part in the annual event. Bud Billiken Day started in 1929, to provide African-American youth living on the South Side a moment in the spotlight, a day each year to showcase their talents. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Members of Chicago’s South Side community line a portion of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Drive to watch the Bud Billiken Day Parade, August 1973. Hundreds of thousands turn out to watch and take part in the annual event. Bud Billiken Day started in 1929, to provide African-American youth living on the South Side a moment in the spotlight, a day each year to showcase their talents. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Participants on a float during the Bud Billiken Day parade along Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Drive, August 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Participants on a float during the Bud Billiken Day parade along Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Drive, August 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
The Kadats of America, a young drill team, perform on a Sunday afternoon at a community talent show on the South Side. The leader, Major General Acklin, is shown giving commands to the youngsters, July 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. The Kadats of America, a young drill team, perform on a Sunday afternoon at a community talent show on the South Side. The leader, Major General Acklin, is shown giving commands to the youngsters, July 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Members of the Kadats of America perform on a Sunday afternoon at a community talent show on the South Side, July 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Members of the Kadats of America perform on a Sunday afternoon at a community talent show on the South Side, July 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Street scene on 47th Street, May 1974. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Street scene on 47th Street, May 1974. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Woman selling “Have A Nice Day” balloons on a Chicago South Side street corner at Sox Park Baseball Field, June 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Woman selling “Have A Nice Day” balloons on a Chicago South Side street corner at Sox Park Baseball Field, June 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Youths play basketball at Stateway Gardens highrise housing project on the South Side, May 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Youths play basketball at Stateway Gardens highrise housing project on the South Side, May 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Youngsters cool off with fire hydrant water in the Woodlawn Community, June 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Chicago’s African-American Community. Youngsters cool off with fire hydrant water in the Woodlawn Community, June 1973. (Photo by John H. White/NARA via The Atlantic)
Despite warning signs, illegal dumping continues in this area just off the New Jersey Turnpike facing Manhattan in March of 1973. (Photo by Gary Miller/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Despite warning signs, illegal dumping continues in this area just off the New Jersey Turnpike facing Manhattan in March of 1973. (Photo by Gary Miller/NARA via The Atlantic)
One of several highrise apartments whose construction was stopped by city ordinance to preserve the Breezy Point peninsula for public recreational use, in may of 1973. (Photo by Arthur Tress/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. One of several highrise apartments whose construction was stopped by city ordinance to preserve the Breezy Point peninsula for public recreational use, in may of 1973. (Photo by Arthur Tress/NARA via The Atlantic)
Commuters on the Staten Island Ferry in New York Harbor's Upper Bay, in May of 1973. (Photo by Wil Blanche/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Commuters on the Staten Island Ferry in New York Harbor’s Upper Bay, in May of 1973. (Photo by Wil Blanche/NARA via The Atlantic)
Midtown traffic congestion and jaywalking pedestrians, in April of 1973. (Photo by Dan McCoy/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Midtown traffic congestion and jaywalking pedestrians, in April of 1973. (Photo by Dan McCoy/NARA via The Atlantic)
Left: A young New Yorker ready to roar off on his Honda, in June of 1973. Right: Brooklyn's Bushwick Avenue seen from an elevated train platform in New York City, June 1974. (Photo by Arthur Tress/Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Left: A young New Yorker ready to roar off on his Honda, in June of 1973. Right: Brooklyn’s Bushwick Avenue seen from an elevated train platform in New York City, June 1974. (Photo by Arthur Tress/Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic)
Midsummer evening quilting bee in Central Park, sponsored by the New York Parks Administration department of cultural affairs, in June of 1973. (Photo by Suzanne Szasz/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Midsummer evening quilting bee in Central Park, sponsored by the New York Parks Administration department of cultural affairs, in June of 1973. (Photo by Suzanne Szasz/NARA via The Atlantic)
Idled traffic heading north on Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) near 42nd street, April 1973. (Photo by Dan McCoy/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Idled traffic heading north on Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) near 42nd street, April 1973. (Photo by Dan McCoy/NARA via The Atlantic)
Latin Youths at Lynch Park in Brooklyn, in June of 1974. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Latin Youths at Lynch Park in Brooklyn, in June of 1974. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic)
Interior of a graffiti-marked subway car, May 1973. (Photo by Erik Calonius/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Interior of a graffiti-marked subway car, May 1973. (Photo by Erik Calonius/NARA via The Atlantic)
A fire hydrant sprays water behind three young girls on Bond Street in Brooklyn, July 1974. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. A fire hydrant sprays water behind three young girls on Bond Street in Brooklyn, July 1974. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic)
An oil slick surrounds Liberty Island in New York Harbor, in May of 1973. (Photo by Chester Higgins/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. An oil slick surrounds Liberty Island in New York Harbor, in May of 1973. (Photo by Chester Higgins/NARA via The Atlantic)
Public pay phone stalls in use at Broadway and 34th Street, in May of 1973. The first handheld mobile phone call in history was made one month prior to this photo, in midtown Manhattan, in April 1973, when Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher made a call to his chief competitor Dr. Joel S. Engel, head of Bell Labs. (Photo by Erik Calonius/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Public pay phone stalls in use at Broadway and 34th Street, in May of 1973. The first handheld mobile phone call in history was made one month prior to this photo, in midtown Manhattan, in April 1973, when Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher made a call to his chief competitor Dr. Joel S. Engel, head of Bell Labs. (Photo by Erik Calonius/NARA via The Atlantic)
Holland Tunnel traffic, backed up on Canal Street, in May of 1973. (Photo by Wil Blanche/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Holland Tunnel traffic, backed up on Canal Street, in May of 1973. (Photo by Wil Blanche/NARA via The Atlantic)
The World Trade Center stands above lower Hudson River shipping activity, seen from the Staten Island Ferry, in May of 1973. (Photo by Wil Blanche/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. The World Trade Center stands above lower Hudson River shipping activity, seen from the Staten Island Ferry, in May of 1973. (Photo by Wil Blanche/NARA via The Atlantic)
6th Avenue and 32nd Street, New York City, April 1973. (Photo by Dan McCoy/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. 6th Avenue and 32nd Street, New York City, April 1973. (Photo by Dan McCoy/NARA via The Atlantic)
Children play in front of “A Train” graffiti in Brooklyn's Lynch Park, in June of 1974. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Children play in front of “A Train” graffiti in Brooklyn’s Lynch Park, in June of 1974. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic)
Construction on Lower Manhattan's West Side, just north of the World Trade Center, in May of 1973. (Photo by Wil Blanche/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Construction on Lower Manhattan’s West Side, just north of the World Trade Center, in May of 1973. (Photo by Wil Blanche/NARA via The Atlantic)
Abandoned “Giant Slide” at Coney Island, in May of 1973. (Photo by Arthur Tress/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Abandoned “Giant Slide” at Coney Island, in May of 1973. (Photo by Arthur Tress/NARA via The Atlantic)
A traffic accident on a crowded street in Harlem, in May of 1973. (Photo by Chester Higgins/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. A traffic accident on a crowded street in Harlem, in May of 1973. (Photo by Chester Higgins/NARA via The Atlantic)
Passengers wait for a Lexington Avenue Line subway train on one of the platforms of the New York City Transit Authority, April, 1974. (Photo by Jim Pickerell/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Passengers wait for a Lexington Avenue Line subway train on one of the platforms of the New York City Transit Authority, April, 1974. (Photo by Jim Pickerell/NARA via The Atlantic)
Students play in the wind during a school excursion on the Staten Island Ferry, crossing upper New York Bay, in June of 1973. (Photo by Arthur Tress/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Students play in the wind during a school excursion on the Staten Island Ferry, crossing upper New York Bay, in June of 1973. (Photo by Arthur Tress/NARA via The Atlantic)
Manhattan Bridge tower in Brooklyn, New York City, framed through nearby buildings, in June of 1974.  (Photo by Danny Lyon/National Archives and Records Administration via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: New York City. Manhattan Bridge tower in Brooklyn, New York City, framed through nearby buildings, in June of 1974. (Photo by Danny Lyon/National Archives and Records Administration via The Atlantic)
Customer's shadow reflected in window of New Market Cafe in the old Mexican market area of San Antonio, in November of 1972. (Photo by Bob Smith/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Customer’s shadow reflected in window of New Market Cafe in the old Mexican market area of San Antonio, in November of 1972. (Photo by Bob Smith/NARA via The Atlantic)
A freighter moves slowly up the Houston ship channel as girls fish from the shore, September 1973. Oil derricks are visible in the background. (Photo by Blair Pittman/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. A freighter moves slowly up the Houston ship channel as girls fish from the shore, September 1973. Oil derricks are visible in the background. (Photo by Blair Pittman/NARA via The Atlantic)
Street scene, downtown Dallas, May 1972. (Photo by Bob Smith/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Street scene, downtown Dallas, May 1972. (Photo by Bob Smith/NARA via The Atlantic)
Galveston's West Beach on the Gulf Of Mexico draws huge crowds, July 1972. (Photo by Blair Pittman/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Galveston’s West Beach on the Gulf Of Mexico draws huge crowds, July 1972. (Photo by Blair Pittman/NARA via The Atlantic)
Off-shore oil wells in Galveston Bay, June 1972. (Photo by Blair Pittman/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Off-shore oil wells in Galveston Bay, June 1972. (Photo by Blair Pittman/NARA via The Atlantic)
Drugstore in Leakey, Texas, during the noon hour, May 1973. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Drugstore in Leakey, Texas, during the noon hour, May 1973. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic)
Deer hunters drink and play poker while waiting for deer. The hunters have built a permanent camp to which they return each year, November 1972. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Deer hunters drink and play poker while waiting for deer. The hunters have built a permanent camp to which they return each year, November 1972. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic)
Smoke from the burning of old auto batteries near Houston, April 1972. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Smoke from the burning of old auto batteries near Houston, April 1972. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic)
Expressways of Dallas, May 1972. (Photo by Bob Smith/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Expressways of Dallas, May 1972. (Photo by Bob Smith/NARA via The Atlantic)
Stanton Street in El Paso's Second Ward, June 1972. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Stanton Street in El Paso’s Second Ward, June 1972. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic)
A teenager in El Paso's Second Ward, June 1972. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. A teenager in El Paso’s Second Ward, June 1972. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic)
On a street corner in El Paso's Second Ward, June 1972. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. On a street corner in El Paso’s Second Ward, June 1972. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic)
Street scene, El Paso's Second Ward, June 1972. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Street scene, El Paso’s Second Ward, June 1972. (Photo by Danny Lyon/NARA via The Atlantic)
Teenagers in drugstore in Stockyards area of Fort Worth, October 1972. (Photo by Bob Smith/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Teenagers in drugstore in Stockyards area of Fort Worth, October 1972. (Photo by Bob Smith/NARA via The Atlantic)
A teenage couple embraces on the bank of the Frio Canyon River near Leakey, May 1973. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. A teenage couple embraces on the bank of the Frio Canyon River near Leakey, May 1973. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic)
A young man and woman smoke pot during an outing near Leakey, Texas, May 1973. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. A young man and woman smoke pot during an outing near Leakey, Texas, May 1973. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic)
Motorcyclist loading his possessions onto a truck with the help of his friends in Leakey, May 1973. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Motorcyclist loading his possessions onto a truck with the help of his friends in Leakey, May 1973. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic)
Dune buggy on Stewart Beach on the eastern tip of Galveston Island, July 1972. (Photo by Blair Pittman/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Dune buggy on Stewart Beach on the eastern tip of Galveston Island, July 1972. (Photo by Blair Pittman/NARA via The Atlantic)
Stewart Beach, Galveston Island, July 1972. (Photo by Blair Pittman/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Stewart Beach, Galveston Island, July 1972. (Photo by Blair Pittman/NARA via The Atlantic)
Woodrow Wilson, one of Leakey's local characters, in his pickup, June 1972. He never works, but sits staring at the river from 7 a.m. until sunset. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: Texas. Woodrow Wilson, one of Leakey’s local characters, in his pickup, June 1972. He never works, but sits staring at the river from 7 a.m. until sunset. (Photo by Marc St. Gil/NARA via The Atlantic)
Looking east along Alaska's Glen Highway, toward Mount Drum (Elevation 12,002 Feet) at the intersection of the highway and the under-construction Trans-Alaska Pipeline in August 1974. The 48-inch diameter pipeline will cross the roadway between the two vehicles. The exact point is marked by a pair of wooden stakes along the right shoulder at Mile 673. (Photo by Dennis Cowals/National Archives and Records Administration via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. Looking east along Alaska’s Glen Highway, toward Mount Drum (Elevation 12,002 Feet) at the intersection of the highway and the under-construction Trans-Alaska Pipeline in August 1974. The 48-inch diameter pipeline will cross the roadway between the two vehicles. The exact point is marked by a pair of wooden stakes along the right shoulder at Mile 673. (Photo by Dennis Cowals/National Archives and Records Administration via The Atlantic)
The City of Seattle and Interstate Highway 5, with Elliott Bay at right, seen in June of 1973. (Photo by Doug Wilson/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. The City of Seattle and Interstate Highway 5, with Elliott Bay at right, seen in June of 1973. (Photo by Doug Wilson/NARA via The Atlantic)
Threshing at Pearson Field, Vancouver, Washington, Goodyear Blimp in background, June 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. Threshing at Pearson Field, Vancouver, Washington, Goodyear Blimp in background, June 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic)
Downtown Spokane, Washington, construction on the future site of Expo '74, on the Spokane River, May 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. Downtown Spokane, Washington, construction on the future site of Expo ’74, on the Spokane River, May 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic)
Port of Seattle freight handling equipment and city skyline, an industrial waste barge under tow to landfill on the Snohomish River estuary. (Photo by Doug Wilson/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. Port of Seattle freight handling equipment and city skyline, an industrial waste barge under tow to landfill on the Snohomish River estuary. (Photo by Doug Wilson/NARA via The Atlantic)
Larrabee State Park, near Bellingham, Washington, May, 1973. (Photo by Doug Wilson/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. Larrabee State Park, near Bellingham, Washington, May, 1973. (Photo by Doug Wilson/NARA via The Atlantic)
The country's fuel shortage led to problems for motorists in finding gas as well as paying much more for it, and resulted in theft from cars left unprotected. This Portland father and son made a sign warning thieves of the possible consequences, April 1974. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. The country’s fuel shortage led to problems for motorists in finding gas as well as paying much more for it, and resulted in theft from cars left unprotected. This Portland father and son made a sign warning thieves of the possible consequences, April 1974. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic)
The town of Cathlamet, Washington, on the Columbia River, boasted a population of 656 in May 1973. Today the population is listed as 534. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. The town of Cathlamet, Washington, on the Columbia River, boasted a population of 656 in May 1973. Today the population is listed as 534. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic)
While spectators gather, a 22-pound silver salmon, caught by this Columbia River sports fisherman, is brought ashore, April 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. While spectators gather, a 22-pound silver salmon, caught by this Columbia River sports fisherman, is brought ashore, April 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic)
Weyerhauser paper mills and Reynolds Metal Plant are both located in Longview, Washington, on the Columbia River, April 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. Weyerhauser paper mills and Reynolds Metal Plant are both located in Longview, Washington, on the Columbia River, April 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic)
Gas station attendants peer over their "Out of Gas" sign in Portland, one day before the state's requested Saturday closure of gasoline stations, November 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. Gas station attendants peer over their “Out of Gas” sign in Portland, one day before the state’s requested Saturday closure of gasoline stations, November 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic)
“Turn Off the Damn Lights!” sticker in a Portland business office, October 1973. The slogan was displayed widely, showing the seriousness of the energy situation in Oregon during the fall of 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. “Turn Off the Damn Lights!” sticker in a Portland business office, October 1973. The slogan was displayed widely, showing the seriousness of the energy situation in Oregon during the fall of 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic)
Children play in the yard of a Ruston, Washington home, while a Tacoma Smelter stack showers the area with arsenic and lead residue, August, 1972. (Photo by Gene Daniels/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. Children play in the yard of a Ruston, Washington home, while a Tacoma Smelter stack showers the area with arsenic and lead residue, August, 1972. (Photo by Gene Daniels/NARA via The Atlantic)
At the Thunderbird Motel, one of many new businesses that have sprung up along the banks of the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. In the background is the interstate bridge, May 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. At the Thunderbird Motel, one of many new businesses that have sprung up along the banks of the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon. In the background is the interstate bridge, May 1973. (Photo by David Falconer/NARA via The Atlantic)
Photographer Dennis Cowals traveled to Alaska to document the landscape as construction on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline had just begun. Here, a caribou crosses a gravel roadway near Mile 0, northern Alaska, August 1973. (Photo by Dennis Cowals/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest. Photographer Dennis Cowals traveled to Alaska to document the landscape as construction on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline had just begun. Here, a caribou crosses a gravel roadway near Mile 0, northern Alaska, August 1973. (Photo by Dennis Cowals/NARA via The Atlantic)
Hunters, taking a deer back to Denver, stop at a check station north of Rifle, Colorado, where their kill is counted and examined by the Colorado Department of Fish and Game. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Hunters, taking a deer back to Denver, stop at a check station north of Rifle, Colorado, where their kill is counted and examined by the Colorado Department of Fish and Game. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic)
At an amusement park in Santa Cruz, California, May 1972. (Photo by Dick Rowan/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. At an amusement park in Santa Cruz, California, May 1972. (Photo by Dick Rowan/NARA via The Atlantic)
Boys play on a bicycle on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona, in 1972. (Photo by Terry Eiler/National Archives and Records Administration via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Boys play on a bicycle on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona, in 1972. (Photo by Terry Eiler/National Archives and Records Administration via The Atlantic)
Frank Starbuck, last of the old time ranchers near Fairview, Colorado, manages a spread of 1,300 acres and 400 head of cattle, October 1972. He does it alone because it is too difficult and expensive to get help. Starbuck finds it easier to feed his livestock from a horse drawn wagon or sled than from a truck or tractor. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Frank Starbuck, last of the old time ranchers near Fairview, Colorado, manages a spread of 1,300 acres and 400 head of cattle, October 1972. He does it alone because it is too difficult and expensive to get help. Starbuck finds it easier to feed his livestock from a horse drawn wagon or sled than from a truck or tractor. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic)
Labor Day weekend brings the annual Garfield County Fair Parade in Rifle, Colorado, September 1973. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Labor Day weekend brings the annual Garfield County Fair Parade in Rifle, Colorado, September 1973. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic)
Rifle, Colorado, hospital administrator Bob Georgeson hosts a party at his home in October of 1972. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Rifle, Colorado, hospital administrator Bob Georgeson hosts a party at his home in October of 1972. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic)
Empty steel beer and soft drink cans were accumulated from a variety of sources near Taos, New Mexico, to be used in building experimental houses. Builder Michael Reynolds bought the cans from bars at 15 cents a case, in May of 1974. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Empty steel beer and soft drink cans were accumulated from a variety of sources near Taos, New Mexico, to be used in building experimental houses. Builder Michael Reynolds bought the cans from bars at 15 cents a case, in May of 1974. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic)
Abandoned automobiles and other debris clutter an acid water and oil filled five acre pond near Ogden, Utah, in April of 1974. It was cleaned up under EPA supervision to prevent possible contamination of the Great Salt Lake and a wildlife refuge nearby. (Photo by Bruce McAllister/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Abandoned automobiles and other debris clutter an acid water and oil filled five acre pond near Ogden, Utah, in April of 1974. It was cleaned up under EPA supervision to prevent possible contamination of the Great Salt Lake and a wildlife refuge nearby. (Photo by Bruce McAllister/NARA via The Atlantic)
Street scene in east Las Vegas, Nevada, May 1972. (Photo by Charles O'Rear/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Street scene in east Las Vegas, Nevada, May 1972. (Photo by Charles O’Rear/NARA via The Atlantic)
Left: Mazda vehicles await shipment, Terminal Island, Long Beach, California, June 1972. The RMS Queen Mary, moored in the background, opened as a tourist attraction on May 8, 1971. Right: The painted bus is home, October 1972. (Photo by David Hiser/Charles O'Rear/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Left: Mazda vehicles await shipment, Terminal Island, Long Beach, California, June 1972. The RMS Queen Mary, moored in the background, opened as a tourist attraction on May 8, 1971. Right: The painted bus is home, October 1972. (Photo by David Hiser/Charles O’Rear/NARA via The Atlantic)
A waitress at the local A&W Drive-In is saving her earnings for out-of-town schooling, July 1973. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. A waitress at the local A&W Drive-In is saving her earnings for out-of-town schooling, July 1973. (Photo by David Hiser/NARA via The Atlantic)
M.K. Stewart, owner of this general store in Alamo, Nevada, is one of several citizens who wears a TLD (thermo-luminescent dosimeter) to measure radioactive fallout from past atomic testing, May 1972. (Photo by Charles O'Rear/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. M.K. Stewart, owner of this general store in Alamo, Nevada, is one of several citizens who wears a TLD (thermo-luminescent dosimeter) to measure radioactive fallout from past atomic testing, May 1972. (Photo by Charles O’Rear/NARA via The Atlantic)
Sunbathers at Huntington Beach, California, an oil platform visible in the distance, May 1975. (Photo by Charles O'Rear/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Sunbathers at Huntington Beach, California, an oil platform visible in the distance, May 1975. (Photo by Charles O’Rear/NARA via The Atlantic)
Hikers from Explorer Post 397 of Los Angeles take a break during a hike on Mineral Peak, Nevada, in May of 1972. (Photo by Dick Rowan/NARA via The Atlantic) 
America in the 1970s: The Southwest. Hikers from Explorer Post 397 of Los Angeles take a break during a hike on Mineral Peak, Nevada, in May of 1972. (Photo by Dick Rowan/NARA via The Atlantic)
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