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Walter Rhodes


Walter was born on __________________ to_______________________ and __________________ Rhodes in ____________ England. He homesteaded in 1907 and lived with 3 other men (______________, ______________, and _______________in a 1 room shack placed on the corner of SE 21 7 29 W2, so that each man could sleep on his own quarter to fulfill the requirements of the homestead act.

 


He was joined by his sweetheart Bertha [Gosling] Rhodes in 1909.

 

 


He would have built the first house on the yard which was later added on to several times and torn down in 2001. 

 

 


He also built the barn in the mid 1920's which still stands today. It is 28' x 35' and approximately 35' tall. it has 10 stalls and an alley that is cobbled.