We drove to Meknes At first the ground was barren and dry then the fields began to get greener and we began to see fields where wheat was planted. Near the mountains we found an area that was irrigated - big fields, tractors and more expensive looking houses. Then we passed into a poorer area again where the houses were built of mud and sticks around open court yards.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.