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Pioneers in Farming

Life was by no means easy for the families who settled and farmed in the Millet region. Land had to be cleared, animals and gardens needed to be tended to, and families needed to be cared for. Many farm wives had to do double duty, both as homemakers and as farm workers in their own right. Catastrophes like the Great Depression of the 1930s only made life harder. But through diligence, hard work, and ingenuity, these women were able to not just survive, but thrive. 

Flora Howes

A05.11.002 - Willow Farm, established by Flora and Micajah Howes