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Original views on life in rural America

Sometimes, intuition and curiosity take you down a rabbit hole.

Last week, in this column, I wrote about my maternal great-great-grandmother and mentioned I didn’t know much about my paternal great-grandparents.

First, though, a little backstory.

I know my grandmother’s parents - Henry and Mary - owned the movie theater in Wausa. Great-grandpa was quite an entrepreneur. He built a miniature golf course there in the early 1900s, farmed and raised hogs at the family farm about two miles out of town “as the crow flies” and dabbled in other business ventures, hawking land he owned in town.

He was...


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