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Warren and Eileen Rawlins lived on this farm from 1953-1956. Warren farmed and milked cows. Warren and Eileen had three children, Alice Rawlins Asher, Helen Rawlins Bryson, and Phillip Rawlins.

—Phillip Rawlins
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This is the old family farm house built in the late 1800's to right around 1900. The house still stands, and currently my wife and I reside there.

The large barn on the far left of the picture also still stands, however, in 2004 a tornado destroyed all other structures.

—Jamie A. Landers
 
 

This land, located approximately 10 miles north of Ashburn, Georgia, off of highway 41, was first owned by J. H. Odom. Upon his death in 1943, his heirs were given property per his will. My grandmother Corrie Miles Odom Collins was his oldest daughter of 11 surviving children. She received 166.2 acres for the "sum of $5 and other valuable consideration" in Turner and Crisp County. This deed was signed on April 3, 1948. The land was used for farming and to grow cows and hogs and raised a family with a girl and 2 boys.
Where the tractor is in the picture was one acre that my grandmother sold to my father, Donald Gene Collins, for the sum of love and affection when he and my mother married in 1966. They bought a TINY single wide mobile home and lived there until 1976. I was born in 1968 and my brother was born in 1974. We lived here until we moved to Rebecca Georgia in 1976.

My grandmother died in 1975 and my grandfather, Doss Russell Collins died in 1977. My uncle, Willis Russell Collins owned and farmed or rented out the entire acreage until the late 1990's. The house was used as tenant rental property by my uncle, until abandoned in the early 1990's. The entire acreage was then sold to my father and will remain in our family. The other buildings were long since gone and only the house, the concrete pad for the grain bin and the pump house remained. It is believed the house was struck by lightening in 1999 and burned. After clearing the property, my brother placed a single wide where the house had stood. I bought 4.9 acres from my father in 2000, at the southeast corner of the property, just to the left of what is seen in the picture. Looking at the house, the viewer would be facing south.

In the summer of 1975 a tornado came between the edge of our tiny trailer and the tree in the bottom right. No damage was done to our trailer, though my mother, brother and I had stood on the front porch and watched as it went over. A shelter that was connected to the right of the barn or "corn crib" at the top of the picture was destroyed and tin from the roof was found about 5 miles south.

The scene in the picture is how I remember the property growing up, looking out the front door of the single wide trailer across the road from Grandma and Granddaddy's house. I am so glad that I now have this portrait. It will be cherished by my family for generations to come. What were only memories can now be shared with others!

—Sherrie Collins and family
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LOVE IT!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

This was SO GREAT! Love looking at the pictures with you and then the EASE of the checkout process.

This land, located approximately 10 miles north of Ashburn, GA on highway 41 was first owned by J. H. Odom. Upon his death, his heirs were given property per his will. My grandmother Corrie Miles Odom Collins was his oldest daughter of 11 surviving children. She received 166.2 acres for the "sum of $5 and other valuable consideration." This deed was signed on April 3, 1948. The land was used for farming and used to grow cows and hogs and raised a family of 2 boys and a girl.

Where the tractor is in the picture was one acre that my grandmother sold to my father, Donald Gene Collins, for the sum of love and affection when he and my mother married in 1966. They bought a TINY single wide mobile home and lived there until 1976. I was born in 1968 and my brother was born in 1974. We lived here until we moved to Rebecca GA in 1976.

My grandmother died in 1975 and my grandfather, Doss Russell Collins died in 1977. My uncle, Willis Russell Collins owned and farmed the entire acreage until the late 1980's. The house was used as tenant rental property by my uncle, until abandoned in the early 1990's. The property was then sold to my father. The out buildings were long since gone and only the house, the concrete pad for the grain bin and the pump house remained. It is believed the house was struck by lightening in 1999 and burned to the ground. After clearing the property, my brother placed a single wide where the house had stood. I bought 4.9 acres from my father in 2000, at the furthermost southeast corner of the property, just to the left of the picture. Looking at the house, the viewer is facing south.

The scene in the picture is how I remember the property growing up, looking out the front door of the single wide across the road from Grandma and Granddaddy's house. I can't wait to give this picture to my father for Father's day 2010. What a treasure!

—Sherrie Collins and family
 
 

Very nice picture and frame, the kids are out working in the garden which is only mowed now, 32 years and a generation later, a lot of pleasant memories for us.

—Gene Lee
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My parents live on this farm in Middle Georgia. My father has lived there since he was 10 years old - he's now 67. They have raised cows on the land for many decades, and my three sisters and I grew up there and developed a love for this property. The old house isn't fancy, but it's home. There are now three barns, and there aren't as many huge oak trees now. The smaller details in the picture are what got me - there's an old truck by the barn that just left the farm about three years ago, and Mama's Chrysler station wagon is sitting in front of the house. That car probably had 225,000 miles on it when she sold it to someone else in the late 80s.

This photo printed and in a frame is phenomenal. I am excited to present it to my parents this year as a retirement gift to both.

—Julie Prevette
 
 

This is a picture of the farm of John and Effie Glick at Centerville, VA. The date of this picture is 1966. It is reasonable facsimile of the farm layout during my childhood, save for a few building added at a later date. 12 children were reared on this farm. Bought in 1931 and remained in the family until the early 1980's.

—Joseph L. Glick
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Based in Morrison, Illinois, RC Smith Transportation provides a wide range of services to the northern Illinois region. Founded during World War II, we initially were nothing more than a single station-wagon taking our neighbors' children to school. From that humble beginning, we have evolved to offer a wide variety of services.

 
 

This is "Homestead Farm", a family farm and registered Angus herd that was established in 1910. 100 years ago Joe Huseman began raising Purebred Angus cattle, and a family, on this farm near Cedar Lake, Indiana. Joe's goal was to provide a living for his family and to raise his children to appreciate nature and their fellow man. This goal lent itself well to the cattle business. Joe's herd of cattle became widely known as a source of quality seed stock, and as a source of excellent tasting beef. Over the years Homestead Farm's cattle have won many awards. The most noteworthy accomplishment, however, is the herd's longevity. In a time when businesses of all kinds seem to come and go with the weather, a family farm that has been sustained for over 100 years is a testament to the commitment and attitude handed down through the Huseman family.

We feel that whether a farm has been owned by a family for 100 years or 5 years, there still has to be a lot of history associated with it. The day to day struggles, and joys, of living on a farm seem to all come rushing back when one sees a photo of the place from years gone by. It is not that your photos actually tell a story. What they do is bring many, many stories back from the recesses of our memories. It seems that each time one walks by the photo another specific memory emerges.

—Chuck Huseman
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Not long after this picture was taken, the barn remains were cleaned up and a pole barn was built right alongside it.

I only bought the property 2-1/2 years ago, and discovered your site and the Librarian I worked with was very helpful in finding this picture. It sure is neat to see how places progress and change over the years.

—Kyle Q