This is Ethel and Harold Harding's 56 acre farm. My grandfather bought the farm in the 1940's. The farm was hilly as it was the end of the Kankakee Moraine. The farm was sand, gravel, and blue clay in the low areas. My grandfather planted thousands of pine and hardwood trees to help heal the erosion from previous farmers. Our hay fields were on either side of the pines along a very long lane. This photo captures just half of the lane. Just over the hills were was the large pond, perhaps 5 or 6 acres. My grandfather put in an earthen dam to build the pond between the two ridge lines. A creek and natural springs fed the pond. I helped plant the little pines in the top right corner. The buildings are gone, the beavers have reconstructed the ponds. It is now part of Potato Creek State Park. We lost it to the park in 1976. It was a magical farm and I am many happy memories of our years there. Thank you for this treasure.
Miss that place. I can only return there in my dreams!
Click to navigate the previous and next photos in this roll. Tip: Use the arrow keys to move to the previous and next photos.
Add multiple tags at once by separating with spaces, add spaces by "quoting words"
If you have an appointment to view photos with a Vintage Aerial
Librarian, simply enter the provided alpha-numeric code into the box below
We have a team of archive experts who can assist you in finding your
photos. Our Librarians are easy to speak with and can help you have a
pleasant experience in locating your meaningful photo.
Interested in getting the latest news from Vintage Aerial delivered to
your inbox? Sign up by entering your email address in the box below.
Back Office Login
Site Copyright © 2008-2014 Vintage Aerial, Ltd. 2340 Detroit Ave., Maumee, OH 43537.