Pioneers were all too human
As my hometown of Fertile celebrated its 125th anniversary last weekend, I found myself in a goofy outfit out in the cemetery playing the role of one of the town's old pioneers, H.L. Gaylord.
To prepare for the job, I read Gaylord's lengthy obituary as well as a brief biography published in the town history book.
The basic facts of Gaylord's life were fascinating:
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