Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rockabameecook, Canton Point, Androscoggin River, Maine

The broad alluvial plains along the Androscoggin River at Canton Point, Maine is called Rockabameecook by American Indians. It is a very old corn planting place. It is still used for planting corn and potatoes today.

This was filmed in a potato field along Route 108 in Canton last fall. The reason I filmed this was because there was one lonely, defiant corn plant in this giant potato field. I am assuming they had planted this part of the field in corn the year before and this corn plant self-seeded. It looked so noble and kool standing all by itself that I had to make a movie about it.

And then there's the song about Route 108.

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