Here's another Century Farm citation, presumably from 2001:
Wells Century Farm: The Wells Century Farm was started by the grandfather of those pictured here. They are growing pears, apples, cherries and peaches in the Hood River Valley.
Left to right: Jim and wife, jean. John and wife Susie. Gary and wife Maureen.
"It gets more difficult all the time to farm with all the regulations with which to comply." John Wells
No, not started by grandfather, but great-grandfather, which happened to be mine, also. Great-grandfather , Jerome Wells, came down off the hills behind ,when he purchased this land in 1901. He had homesteaded above, but land was no good due to being so rocky and water being at a premium. In order to support his family he purchased a reaper and worked for the farmers in the valley until he was able to purchase valley farm land.
Charlott on 3rd June 2019 @ 7:05am
So true about it getting harder to farm with regulations and opinions about farming.
Congratulations on hanging in there for a century.
L.E. on 3rd June 2019 @ 10:52am
My Mom and Dad both worked here for Walter Wells around 1935 through 1941.
Bill Seaton on 3rd June 2019 @ 1:50pm
Arthur.....you might want to correct “wide Maureen”. She might not appreciate the label.
L.E. on 3rd June 2019 @ 2:39pm
There were some nice photos of Century Farm Owners at the Museum. They were enlarged for an exhibit.
Judy on 3rd June 2019 @ 2:40pm
Judy, I think these are the images from the exhibit. L.E., thanks for catching my typo. That’s an embarrassing one!
ArthurB on 3rd June 2019 @ 7:51pm