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This is my family's farm in Pike County, GA. It is a farm of about a thousand acres, the back of which runs along the Flint River. When I was a child, our summertime family reunions were down by the river, where a hog was cooked by the men in the sandy ground by the river, while the women prepared the side dishes, and it was all spread out on long tables. This was in the 60's, when I was a child, but I am told the family reunions had been held there for decades before. After air-conditioning became common, the family did not go to the river anymore in the summertime for family reunions. They began to be held indoors at the farmhouse or at the house of another relative, and sometimes they were held at a venue with a pool. My Great-grandfather first leased some property which eventually became this farm in 1896. Then he bought the farm in pieces over time, during the next two decades. My cousin now owns it, and he is 82, and he has never lived anywhere else, and never worked anywhere else. This farm has grown cotton, soybeans, hay, hogs, and now is a cattle farm.
The house and barns are the centerpiece of this farm. The house in the front of the picture was originally built before the Civil War as a 4-room house, but my family has added onto it over the years. The timbers for the sills are huge pine trees that were felled, dried, and shaped and cut to fit. There was no foundation at first, but the house was on rocks and pillars, but has since been underpinned so that there could be central heating and air-conditioning. The orignal rooms have high ceilings and heart pine for walls, ceilings and floors. There was a fire in the early 60's that threatened to have destroyed the house, but my father put it out in the crawl space, and there was thankfully little damage. The farm was recently honored by the State of Georgia as a Centennial Farm, which is an award for farms that have been in the same family and have been farmed by that same family for more than a hundred years. This has always been a family farm, and we pray it continues to be for many more generations. Recently, the grandson of the current Owner (the grandson is in his 30's and who is a partner with his grandfather in the business) built a rustic cabin on the riverbank, at the exact spot where the family used to gather for family reunions. Now we use the river area again to gather as a family, which is a great blessing.

—Jeff Yearwood
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The photo was great....just wish I could find a 1948, 1950 photo. The farm had some major changes to the
building in the earlier years.
1963 the farm was awarded, one of two in the United States "ALL Electric Farm" awards by the
power company.

Thanks for finding this photo.
Darla

—DARLA
 
 

The photo was great....just wish I could find a 1948, 1950 photo. The farm had some major changes to the
building in the earlier years.
1963 the farm was awarded, one of two in the United States "ALL Electric Farm" awards by the
power company.

Thanks for finding this photo.
Darla

—DARLA
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This is a picture of my grandmas place, Cora Loken. This house was moved their before Highway 52 went in. My great-grandparents owned it before it was moved. She lived next to us, and I will always remember every Saturday me or my sister would go clean for her. We have a lot of memories of the house, it burned in the 80s. But is still standing.

 
 

This farm was owned by Leonard Forss, then by his son, Maynard. We now own the farm and my husband, Ken, is Maynards son. Its fun to see how much it has changed in 40 years.

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This farm is in Magnolia Ohio, originated by Thomas Newhouse, passed on to Warren and Dorthea Bowman, then sold in 2008 to Kevin Lee. The home was built in 1849 out of bricks made on site and the sandstone foundation was cut and brought one at a time from a mile away.

—Joshua Lee
 
 

This is where my mom grew up milking cows in Sandyville, Ohio. It was sold in the 1980's.

—Joshua lee
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This farm is in Sandyville Ohio. Bought by my father in 1983 and currently owned in 2010.

—Joshua lee
 
 

This farm is in Mineral City ohio. Has been in the Kevin Lee family since 1992.

—Joshua lee
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It's interesting to see a home in it's prime. We purchased this house and were told there were barns on the property but couldn't remember where. This photo has helped put things together.

—Ron Romine