“You seem to think you can walk into our World & tell us how it’s going to be. You seem to think your corporate ‘THUG TACTICS’ will intimidate all us ‘River-Billies,’ the simple folk, who live out in the sticks in Central Maine. Let me tell you a little bit about This River-Billy.” - Peter Crockett, Argylian and 5th generation Mainer
The unorganized township of Argyle, Maine is defined by the forested wetland it rests upon. A proposed landfill threatened to dismantle this common thread of Argylian identity. Faced with an irrevocably altered landscape and contaminated river, residents dropped their often-secluded lives and organized.
Despite having no city council to support them and no town store to gather in, they won.