Ed Ailor III looks at photograph of abandoned schoolhouse

November 12, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Ed Ailor III looks at a photograph taken on his 14,000-mile trip across America celebrating the 30th anniversary of William Least Heat-Moon's "Blue Highways" in his home studio Nov. 5. The photo on Ailor's computer monitor is of an abandoned schoolhouse in rural Montana off Montana State Highway 2.

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