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This is a pioneer farm in Blue Earth County, near Mankato, MN. The NW part of the brick house (center-right of picture) was built by the Federal Gov't for the Winnabago Indian Reservation, which existed here from 1855 to 1863. Joseph May bought the land in 1865. This picture was taken in 1967.

—Jack May

My Parents built this house in 1959. I was 14 at the time. They live the rest of their lives here. The fields around house are now condos.

—Glenn Bard Jr.

My Grandparent bought this farm in 1935 and my uncles had an airport here for most of the time until it sold in 1970.
This where I spent all my spare time as a child and young adult.

—Glenn Bard Jr.

Got the aerial photo yesterday in time for our Family Christmas today! It is Awesome it is everything and more than i expected.You can even see my brother in the picture.Cant wait till they open it this afternoon.Thanks for your courteous service.

—Robert Barrows

Very nice! You did an excellent job on the photo and the frame was better than I expected! It will bring back many great memories for our family and my Dad! I just can't wait to see his face when he opens this Christmas present. He was just saying the other day that he wished he would have bought one of these photos years ago when they flew over! My Dad will be surprised when he opens this! Thanks again!

—Mike Northrup

My grand pap bought this farm form the grand dauther of Andrew G McLanahan in 1962, then my dad got it . I spend many of day working the ground. I was told that some kids spent many of summers helping farm. When we moved here in 1985 my sons built forts, went fishing and would get lost in the corn fields. Now we have grandsons to enjoy the Conococheague Settlement as well.

—Michael & Karen young

Known as the James Rody Homestead, on the East Bank of the Conococheague Creek. Originally settled by James Rody 1735. It was 1 of the 4 early homesteads in Antrim township , which comprised the first white settlement in the area, known as the Conococheague Settlement.

—Michael & Karen young

I will never forget all the wonderful times I had growing up on that little farm in Ithaca, Michigan. Life was so much simpler back then, and time seemed to go by much slower. I will never forget sitting on the cows while they were being milked, chasing the bull around with a switch from the willow tree, the smells of the milkhouse and looking at all the milk in the milk tank, the radio in the barn playing old school country music, the smell of Grandpa's pipe, playing in the corn shed, riding with Grandpa in his old car with holes in the floor, touching the electric fence with a shovel, maple syrup season, all of Grandpa's dogs specially Isac (He was the best dog ever!), all the big family gatherings at the house, drinking cold clean water from the well, climbing in the tree, and playing in the sandbox. Those memories are some of the best ones of my entire life, and mean so much to me! I will never forget all the great times I have had there! These memories are the foundation of my life.

—John Blizzard

The farm shown here was purchased by my Grandfather N.W. "Bill" Johnson in 1908 and the house built the same year. Sadly it burned on a -4 degree morning of 1/21/2004 and I lost my two sisters. I have lived on the western side of the farm since 1981 and now there are 5 generations to date who have lived on the farm; my grandkids are now a part of the farm as both my children have since built homes on the farm. We raise beef cattle; I am retired from the WVDOT and my husband still works. Farm life is the best.

—Linda Johnson Brown

What a great place to visit for the holidays! Grandpa and Grandma always made the holidays special with the kids and grandkids crowded around the table!
This was a place to go visit when you felt you needed to run from life as Grandma and Grandpa always made you feel special and smile know matter what you were going through!
Not a day goes by that I don't think about what it would be like to spend one more holiday with all of us gathered around the table..

—Lisa Mellema