This at the time grand farmhouse, was a showcase for the fortunes of the farmer that grew corn there on the fertile flatlands near Peoria,IL.Everyday living couldn’t be improved,or the foreseeable future brighter.
But in the late 1970’s and early ’80s,matters started off to go very wrong.Crop costs dropped and interest prices tripled.Then Caterpillar acquired substantial tracts of the now a great deal more affordable farmland close by.Then the growing old proprietor passed and there was no one particular to carry on the fading legacy…no one particular that cared.The decision was produced to offer the farm.But Caterpillar was not intrigued in shopping for additional land-it was more affordable to manufacture abroad.And who would like to get and take care of up this fading gem…and reside in an location surrounded by smoke belching factories and weighty site visitors?
So the farm and its fading showcase waits…with tiny hope for a foreseeable future.
a reversal in fortunes certainly…
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