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Taken from The Farnam Echo, 1936

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Adkisson homesteaded about a mileánortheast of Eustis in 1880, where he lived until 1891 when heámoved on the Muddy Creek, about 14 miles from here known toáthe pioneers as the Harry Jones ranch, which Mr. Adkissonástill owns. His son, John, is farming it.

Mr. Adkisson says he remembers when he could ride fromáhis place near Eustis to Stockville and not see a single house, orámeet anybody, except maybe a cowboy riding the range.

He helped with the boring of Keystone well, which was putádown in 1883.

When he first homesteaded he said the water holes, along ináthe valley near where the depot and light plant now are,áattracted the deer and antelope there and he had hunted themámany times on what is now the Farnam townsite. The nearestátrading point in those days was Plum Creek, now Lexington.

Mrs. Adkisson passed away February 24, 1909 at the familyáhome.

Mr. Adkisson has four children living, all of them havingábeen born while they lived on the homestead during the ’80ĺs.áThe children are: J. A. of Farnam; W. E. of North Platte;áMrs. Ira Wear of Farnam, and Mrs. Tom Hastings of Elsie.

Mr. Adkisson will be 80 years of age next December and hasálived nearly 56 of these years in this vicinity, 41 of them he hasálived southwest of Farnam.

Published: 6/20/2018 -
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