Leander Bolton's Journal
I live at Glidden, but grew up east of Churdan. Did your grandfather live west of Churdan, and south of Hyde Park? I find this facinating, as it is a history of that time and area. He speaks of riding his “wheels” to different places. Do you think that would have been a buck board, buggy, or something horse drawn? I’ll look forward to reading this Sarah. It is a wonderful gift to your dad. Congratulations!
Thank you for reading Lynn! This will all be posted according to the date my Grandfather wrote, in a easier to read post. 🙂 I think that my dad might be able to better answer your question. I’ll let him know we have our first comment.
The Bolton farm was halfway between the Churdan corner and Hyde Park, on he West side of the road.
In the upcoming entries, you will hear him talk about the”Forty”. That is the solid timber area where Larry Gute has his A-frame house. There was only 1/2 acre of tillable farm land on it, and we used to farm that 1/2 acre. The A-frame house that’s visible from the road sits on that half-acre. The original set of buildings were across the small stream south of the new house (with the spiral chimney) built by Dan Janssen.
I hope you enjoy it and keep reading. There are some interesting events in store.
I’ll be sure to check back on a regular basis. I think this is going to be pretty interesting 🙂
Love this piece of history. Thanks for posting.
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