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Most of us have vivid memories of our childhood neighborhoods- the old lady next door with the robust flower garden, a favorite tree house, the corner market or the proverbial haunted house. Neighborhoods leave lasting impressions and affect us in ways we may not realize until we're adults and start putting down our own roots. Why are we drawn to certain neighborhoods? In this issue of FOCUS we explore the importance of these mini communities in our lives and how neighborhoods have changed over the years. Karen Woods cover illustration.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Winter 1997


Boise State University

FOCUS (UP 4.12)