Iowan: Merle Bell’s Century Farm

September 7, 2007 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

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In 1930, Merle Bell was born in the same house where his grandparents died, on the same farm, the same 40 acres where he and his family, as he puts it, “sustained,” themselves through the Great Depression.

It’s also the same acreage that the city of Waterloo may annex to build a 750-megawatt coal plant.

Bell’s farm is part of a 345-acre site that is being called a “flagpole annex” by some for the strange serpentine shape of the new section of Waterloo’s city limits.

In this 3-minute video, he talks about the history of his farm.

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