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THE DEARFIELD GENEALOGIES: (a work in progress)
Mike Peters, 1993

Mike Peters, 1993
It was a hard place to start a dream. When O.T. Jackson spoke of his
vision of a Negro colony on the northern plains of Colorado, some
thought it was a folly. And yet, despite the barren land, blizzards, lack
of water and hard winds, other dreamers came and built homes and
farms and plowed fields. They called it "Dearfield" to support their
work in the dear fields of their community.

The world economy and weather took their toll; Dearfield eventually
became a ghost town but the lives of the dreamers serve as a reminder
of the dream.

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descendant of a
Dearfield resident?

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