I was excited to read your cover article in the Jan. 12 Current in Carmel. My friend gave me the copy as she knew that our family lived on Lynnwood Farm from late in 1946 to early 1948. My father, Hobart Jones, was the swine herdsman. At that time, I was a toddler and don’t have any of my own memories, but through the years there were lots of family stories about our time there. It was always remembered fondly, especially the other people who worked there and the Purdue Ag students who worked there in the summers and helped my dad as they showed the hogs at different state fairs and livestock shows in the Midwest.
Dad went on to be swine herdsman for Mrs. Matilda Wilson (Dodge) at Meadowbrook Farms in Rochester, Mich. Mrs. Wilson was the widow of John Dodge, who started the Dodge car company. Meadowbrook is now Oakland University.
Dad came back to Purdue in 1950 and had a distinguished career as a professor of animal science in the College of Agriculture. Of course, swine management and research were his specialty!
So, thanks and kudos to those who live in the area who are working to keep the legacy of Mr. Lynn’s farm preserved and alive.
Jennie Jones, West Lafayette