Pictures from Serena & Mark's Past
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Mark & Serena in Berkeley
We met in Berkeley, first on a street corner, then in a laundromat.
Mark as a Physics Student
Homesteading in Arkansas
We had 64 acres of Ozark Mtn. land in Madison County, Arkansas. Paid $11,000 for it.
It had 1/4 mile frontage on a good county road about 10 miles south of Huntsville.
The land was all hardwood forest. There was a small man-made pond and
the land had a small creek running through the middle of it.
First we built a tent platform and set up a tent.
We bought the tent on sale.
It had been in a train wreck and had been salvaged from underwater.
Then we bought a used trailer.
Towed it in with the pickup truck, with no plates.
Got passed by a cop but he had something else on his mind.
Backed the trailer in on the dirt road that we made.
Had to cut down a few extra trees to make that work.
Trailer & Mark
Then we built a cabin.
Cabin, interior view
The cabin was 16' by 24'. We built it with no power tools.
Later, we got phone and electricity. No plumbing though.
Our biggest mistake: we put in used windows. Every one of them was different.
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