Centennial History Book
We have found pleasure in composing this History book for the community of Farnam. It has made us realize more clearly the hardships and the courage which was required by the pioneers in the early years of the settlement of this community. While none of us had done anything like this before we found the work very interesting and rewarding.
We dedicate this book to all the sturdy, far-sighted, hard working men and women, both living and dead, who have made and are making Farnam a good community to live in and to all future citizens of Farnam who hopefully will feel pride and a deep regard for this community. It took a lot of courage and stamina to convert a raw prairie into a rich agricultural area with a land of many happy homes. The comforts and the many benefits which this generation now enjoy are largely due to the efforts of those living here ninety-five years ago.
It is the beginning and the years between and the story of the people who lived in those years that we hope to tell in the following pages. It is our desire that those who are still living will have fond memories of their years here and those future generations will be proud of the heritage left to them.
What a hard life the pioneers had compared to our push-button days we now enjoy! If this book has jogged your memory, brought a smile to your face, a chuckle maybe, or provided you with many hours of reminiscing, then it has served its purpose.
We need to preserve our heritage and freedom and to assume responsibilities that make us worthy of our many blessings.