Potatoes, pride at risk in Maine
- PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - In the fall of 1960, sensing the end of his life approaching, John Steinbeck set off on a road trip around America with his dog. He began by pointing his truck as far to the northeast as he could until he hit Aroostook County, that part of Maine that "sticks up like a thumb into Canada." There, he said, his hope was to see potatoes.

Potatoes, pride at risk in Maine

- PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - In the fall of 1960, sensing the end of his life approaching, John Steinbeck set off on a road trip around America with his dog. He began by pointing his truck as far to the northeast as he could until he hit Aroostook County, that part of Maine that "sticks up like a thumb into Canada." There, he said, his hope was to see potatoes.