In 1968, when she was 22, Linda Fleming moved from New York to Colorado to help found the artists’ community Libre with her husband and former professor Dean Fleming. They bought land in the Huerfano Valley and built their home — a geodesic dome — themselves. Libre wasn’t like other communes in the Southwest, where hippies went to live outside of “straight” society.
“It wasn’t communism. We didn’t share everything. Everyone had their own place. We wanted a place where artists could go and work, where we wouldn’t have to get involved in the radical politics that were going on at the time,” Fleming told Pasatiempo. “Our radical statement was to build a life around making.”
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