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Leonard Beetstra - Modern Era

Leonard Beetstra grew up on a dairy farm in rural Harvard, IL. He served in WWII, then returned to agriculture, first in buying and selling cattle, then operated a dairy and grain operation with his children. He discussed farming changes and school consolidations over his 60 years.

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Leonard Beetstra

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December 2007

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Formerly Oak Grove School, now a residence.

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December 2007

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Harvard High School. The center part of the school was constructed in 1920.

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Harvard, Illinois

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Central School

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Harvard, Illinois

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Harmilda (Harvard Milk Days).

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Harvard, Illinois

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Harvard State Bank, where Mr. Beetstra serves as the director of the bank.

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Harvard, Illinois

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