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Ann Curtis remembers Miller Farm, Miss Hattie's bluff
She remembers when it was fairly safe for two seven-eight year olds to dash across Jamestown Street and climb an embankment for a picnic on the Miller Farm, just five blocks from the Historic Adair County Courthouse. Thankful for Jason Mardis aerial photo(s) which depict how things have changed so much in a few short decades. And she wonders where all that dirt and rock went when a whole hill was removed and the determination it took to do it.
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By Ann Heskamp Curtis
Seeing our former neighborhood from the air really shows just how much it has changed from the days when we lived there! I think you covered just about everything.
Susan Russell and I used to go on picnics down the street on the old Miller farm. We were very young, no more than seven or eight years old. We would dash across Jamestown Street (not much traffic then), jump the ditch, and climb a few feet up the embankment.
Then, it was a short walk across a field where we set up our spread along the fence row, under an old cedar tree. (This area would be approximately where the owners of the lighting store's property is today.) We always stopped in for a visit with Aunt Susan (Miller) and Aunt Mary (Welch) in the big white Miller home at the top of Jamestown Hill.
And the area where Franklin Nissan (Miss Hattie Eubanks' - CM) now is consisted of a steep hill, with a bluff overlooking Russell Road. Purple irises bloomed alongside the roadway every Spring. It certainly must have taken a lot of determination by someone to take out the whole hill!! Where did all that dirt and rock go?? For awhile, just a corner was removed and a gas station was nestled into the hillside.
Like you, I will forever have these scenes imprinted in my mind.
Thanks to Jason Mardis for providing the wonderful aerial shots, and to you for publishing them!!!
Sincerely, Ann Heskamp Curtis
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