First Countable Continua and Proper Forcing Assuming the Continuum Hypothesis, there is a compact, first countable, connected space of weight $\aleph_1$ with no totally disconnected perfect subsets. Each such space, however, may be destroyed by some proper forcing order which does not add reals. Keywords:connected space, Continuum Hypothesis, proper forcing, irreducible mapCategories:54D05, 03E35