SEGMENT: CHANGES IN FARMING METHODS, REFLECTIONS, & FARMHOUSE

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SEGMENT: CHANGES IN FARMING METHODS, REFLECTIONS, & FARMHOUSE,

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Names, Dates, & Places
TOWNS
Had baseball teams; band concerts in the summer on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
TRANSPORTATION
Started driving when he was fourteen. Went to a neighbor's house one day to get strawberries, parked the car but forget to put the brakes on, so the car rolled down the hill into a fence. Had to wait another 8 months until he was of legal age to drive again. When working for the Division of Highways, working on putting a highway through Morton.
CHANGES IN FARMING METHODS
Says people wouldn't want to go back to the hard ways of farming. Some aspects were good that you can't replace, like the family farm and how it kept you together, whereas today you don't have that anymore. Today we have artificial fertilizer and insecticides. Wonders how the U.S. would be able to feed the world if there weren't any insecticides.
REFLECTIONS
Family farm keeps you together. Says he would go back to having a 160 acre family farm. Expects to see crops that are developed without insecticide and fertilizer; equipment that runs by itself. Maybe more wetlands in the area. Hopefully the farm will take place of oil. Problem is with money.
FARMHOUSE
When their son John moved in, he re-did the whole thing and the family appreciates it.