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Preserving the Past

| 12/6/2016 2:30:00 AM

preserving the past

preserving the past


I have enclosed an aerial photo (right) taken of the Johnson farm, Capron, Illinois, in about 1960. Compare it to the ground photo (above) taken in about 1935.

Note how the concrete block silo replaced the two stave silos. Also, check the empty foundation at the bottom center of the aerial view. This was the old location of the chicken house, which is shown in the upper left of 1960 photo. It was moved to a place less proximal to the road as a deterrent to chicken thieves. As far as I know, this is now all gone.

Farm Collector is helping to preserve the memory of the seemingly brief period between the decline of the family farm and the emergence of the big corporate farm. Future historians will use it as a reference.

Clyde Eide, 3801 E. Crest Dr., Apt. 3205, Bryan, TX 77802


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