George John Lowell Farm

George John Lowell Farm

Land located thirteen miles west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, owned by George John Lowell and farmed by his oldest son, George James Lowell, from the mid 1950s until the late 1960s. This album contains a variety of photographs and documents that focus on The Farm.

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George John Lowell Farm.
George John Lowell Farm.
Another Fourth of July celebration at the farm. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm. Another lunch.
George John Lowell Farm. Another lunch.
When George John Lowell and George James Lowell began farming together, there were no "out" buildings at the farm. Lunches were picnics; cars were used to block the wind. L. to R. Hazel Miller Lowell and Alice Nelson Lowell. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Celebrating the Fourth of July.
George John Lowell Farm. Celebrating the Fourth of July.
Anita Bembers, one of Leann Lowell's best childhood friends, lighting firecrackers. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Drying corn.
George John Lowell Farm. Drying corn.
These temporary cribs were used before a permanent corn crib was built by G. James Lowell on George J. Lowell's farm. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Cousins Gary Nelson and Leann Lowell.
George John Lowell Farm. Cousins Gary Nelson and Leann Lowell.
Lighting bottle rockets while celebrating the Fourth of July on the farm. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Dynamiting rock.
George John Lowell Farm. Dynamiting rock.
Originally used to provide hay, much of the land at the farm hadn't been plowed for crops. When George John Lowell and George James Lowell began to farm the land rather than renting it out, there were large numbers of rocks that needed to be removed, many requiring sticks of dynamite to get them out of the ground. L. to R.: Linda Lowell and Gerald Lowell. 
 
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George John Lowell. Fourth of July.
George John Lowell. Fourth of July.
 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Hayride.
George John Lowell Farm. Hayride.
 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Winter.
George John Lowell Farm. Winter.
Heading out to the farm after a snowstorm. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Lowell men in consultation.
George John Lowell Farm. Lowell men in consultation.
Adjusting settings on the plow. L. to R.: George Lowell, Roger Lowell, Jim Lowell, and Jack Lowell. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Breaking ground at the farm.
George John Lowell Farm. Breaking ground at the farm.
Jim Lowell adjusts the two-row plow as his Uncle Jack supervises the first plowing of this hayfield. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Hayride time.
George John Lowell Farm. Hayride time.
L to R: Jerry Lowell, driving the tractor; Mike Haupt, Steve Haupt, Leann Lowell, and Karen Haupt. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Preparing fields.
George John Lowell Farm. Preparing fields.
Jerry Lowell sits on a large rock while his father, G. James Lowell, plows a field. Over 100 sticks of dynamite were lit during the first year of farming in order to remove large rocks imbedded in the fields. This rock is still in the process of being dynamited into smaller pieces so that they can then be removed to the stone pile. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Hayride.
George John Lowell Farm. Hayride.
Jerry Lowell takes the younger cousins on a ride. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Lighting firecrackers.
George John Lowell Farm. Lighting firecrackers.
Leann Lowell Zelhart celebrates the Fourth of July on the farm. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Driving lessons.
George John Lowell Farm. Driving lessons.
Leann Lowell Zelhart "drives" the tractor at the farm. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  Lunch time at the farm.
George John Lowell Farm. Lunch time at the farm.
A typical weekend lunch during the early years of farming. The family attempts to stay out of the wind by using the corn crib and the car as protection. L. to R.: Leann Lowell, Jerry Lowell, Linda Lowell, Alice Lowell, Roger Lowell, Jim Lowell, and George Lowell. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.  One of the annual Fourth of July celebrations.
George John Lowell Farm. One of the annual Fourth of July celebrations.
Millie Hofland, close friend of the Harold Nelson family, lighting fireworks at the farm. 
 
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George John Lowell Farm.
George John Lowell Farm.
And yet another Fourth of July picture at the farm. 
 

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