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Guthrie County, Iowa, 1976. Copyright © State Aerial. Share

This is a photo taken of the farm where I grew up. My grandpa Warren McCreery purchased this farm in the spring of 1975 at which time my mom and dad Clarence and Mary Leighty moved there. I was born in June of 1975. This photo was taken in 1976. It is very neat to see the changes over time to the building site and landscape in the background. There are alot more trees around now then there were at that time. In the late 70's mom and dad added on an addition to the house which about doubled the size of the house including a basement. We raised alot of hogs and cattle when I was growing up. Mom and dad still live there and now my children enjoy when we go out to grandma and grandpa's to run around, ride tractor or 4 wheelers on the 245 acres. Best memories of my life are on this piece of land and can't wait to make more with my kids in the same house, barn, hog house and grainery and land in Guthrie County, Iowa that I ran around on as a kid.

—Chad Leighty

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