Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Grain Bin

Grain Bin
Grain bin at the location of the Frank Fowlie Farm
This is a photo of the location of the farm where Frank and Clara (Ross) Fowlie lived before they moved to Lake View, Sac, Iowa. Frank and Clara Fowlie are my great grandparents.

As far as I can tell, there is nothing at this site that was there at the time the Fowlie's owned the property. I'm told that the grain bin is located near where the house was located. I took the grain bin photo last week while passing through Iowa. Below is a photo of Frank and Clara Fowlie on the farm. Below that is an aerial photo of the farm.
Frank and Clara on the farm

Mid-October 1948, Farm East of Lake View, IA


This is what I wrote last year on this subject:
This one is captioned Mid-October 1948, Farm East of Lake View, IA. This an aerial photo of the farm that Frank and Clara Fowlie lived on. The photo is taken from the east looking west.

Their farm is no longer extant, the only thing that marks its former location is a metal grain bin. It was in the southwest quarter section of section 28 of Coon Valley Township, Sac County, Iowa. I attached a map from Google at the bottom of this post. Looking at the recent aerial photos, the only thing there is a grain bin, the older USGS topographical images show the buildings that no longer exist.

The connection to the Brassfield surname is that Frank and Clara's daughter married Elvis J. Brassfield.
Map showing the grain bin's location.


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