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Eric Bergeson

Down on the Farm: Secrets of founders past

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As my hometown of Fertile celebrated its 125th anniversary last weekend, I found myself in a goofy outfit out in the cemetery playing the role of one of the town's old pioneers, H. L. Gaylord.

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To prepare for the job, I read Gaylord's lengthy obituary as well as a brief biography published in the town history book. The basic facts of Gaylord's life were fascinating:

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