Touring the past

Photo Credit: SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - The living room, or parlor, of the old two-story homestead.The Jefferson County Historical Society gave tours of the Farrell homestead house and the Pioneer Schoolhouse during the fair.

The house was owned by William and Martha Farrell who arrived in 1905 and lived in Gateway.

The school is believed to be the old Opal Prairie School, used southwest of Culver from 1905-1920.




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