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Lester and Rita Robbins - Modern Era

Lester and Rita Robbins were married in 1941, and a few years later took over the farm where Lester was raised. Together, they raised their own family, and concentrated on a grain farm operation, as well as Lester's corn shelling business, which he began in 1949. Lester and Rita, along with their sons, have farmed as many as 3,500 acres in the Manhattan, Illinois area.

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A Will County farm couples' memories of their life on the farm


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