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My Grandparents moved to this property in the mid 1940's. My Grandmother moved out as a widow in the late 1970's. My father then took the farm over. I moved in from there in the mid nineties and live here still. The farm has changed much since then and only the barn, shed, garage and house remain. My Grandmother always said she wished my Grandfather would have purchased this photo in 1966 when they came to the house offering it as it showed the farm at its peak. But he was a practical man and passed on it. Now 45 years later in January 2011, My Grandmother will receive this portrait of her farm as she remembers it best. This will be her 90th Birthday and this will be the greatest gift ever. Thanks Vintage Aerial!

—Shawn
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Thank you for the photograph of my grandparents farmstead in Indiana. I
think it is very nicely done and brings back many memories. This
particular photo is especially important to me because it is from the year
my grandfather died and the last year I farmed the property with my father.
The corn crib and barns were taken down several years later after the
property was sold outside the family. So, for me, the photo represents
history and nostalgia at the same time.

I think the purchase process and the website are very easy for the
customer. I am still a little amazed that I could find an aerial
photograph to purchase taken all the way back in 1978.

I would definitely recommend your service to anyone interested in tracing
their agricultural history and heritage back to a previous time.

 
 

Thank you for the photograph of my grandparents farmstead in Indiana. I
think it is very nicely done and brings back many memories. This
particular photo is especially important to me because it is from the year
my grandfather died and the last year I farmed the property with my father.
The corn crib and barns were taken down several years later after the
property was sold outside the family. So, for me, the photo represents
history and nostalgia at the same time.

I think the purchase process and the website are very easy for the
customer. I am still a little amazed that I could find an aerial
photograph to purchase taken all the way back in 1978.

I would definitely recommend your service to anyone interested in tracing
their agricultural history and heritage back to a previous time.

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This 1990's picture is of the farm my parents bought in 1952 and where I (we) grew up. The pond came in around '68, the pole barn about '80. Through many changes, their goal was to care for and improve the land. The farm has been subdivided now, but the main buildings remain. Many happy memories do, too. July Fourth weekend was a big deal until both parents passed.

—Jan Bash
 
 

I like the picture very much. The 1964 picture shows me the farm just as it was the last year I farmed it before going in the service. I see the crops I had plus the ground I had plowed or was plowing for wheat. I also see that some of the buildings are in poorer shape than I remembered. All in all, it brings back many memories.

Thank you

Patrick M. Smith

—Patrick M. Smith
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This farm has been in the family since 1908. My great-grandfather, Daniel Robert Carr, purchased the farm. My Grandfather, Cloyce Oliver Carr, passed it on to my mother, Janet Rose (Carr) Carson. The farm is located 2 miles West of Grand Rapids, Ohio on SR 65.

—Brad Carson
 
 

This photo taken 1988. Owned by my grandfather and grandmother. James Otto and Eunice M.Edmond. I will try to get exact date of purchase, believe 1936-1938. They Raised three children, Otto W, Mildred R. and Forrest L. I am the 2nd son of Otto W. and Ruth[Rogers]. I remember spending many days at this place as a child and as an adult. Having lived only three miles away, we spent days there helping my grandfather farm crops and raise cattle. After grandpas death[Oct 9 1972]I helped my father with raising crops until property was sold after grandmothers death. Lots of good memories with family and friends.

—Richard A. Edmond
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This picture was taken in 1988.

—Richard A. Edmond
 
 

This photo was taken in 1978. I also have a photo taken in 1968. Then, only three trees were in and around the yard.

James Otto and Eunice Edmond purchased this property on August 29, 1958. Otto and Ruth Edmond moved to this property in the summer of 1960 or 1961. They raised seven children; three girls and four boys.

The house had two bedrooms and one bathroom. The property was deeded to Otto and Ruth Edmond in December of 1975. An addition on the south or left side of the house was added in 1976. I purchased the home in 2006.

—Richard A. Edmond
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I got the photo and spotted my two sisters playing in the sand box! Thank you.