Photo 28-FBI-13


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This is the Herman Hanson Century farm...there's a granite marker by the farm indicating that this was a century farm in 1993, so Herman Hanson would have moved here in 1893. Originally it was owned by Nels Pearson, who lived there in 1890. Pearson still owned the land in the 1910's, but Hanson owned it by 1931, so he must have rented it from Pearson for some time before acquiring the farm himself. Herman married Serena Hanson in 1919, and they continued to farm here for many years. By 1976, the farm was owned by Hanson's daughter Yvonne Sunnen, but the farm was vacant at that time and ever since. Today, only the grove and some grain bins remain.

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