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Carson Hinkley

Carson Hinkley provides a comprehensive tour of the Perham Settlement, discussing various historical locations, graves, and landmarks. He emphasizes the joint ownership and community nature of the settlement while sharing personal family history and connections. Carson explores the Lovejoy place and surrounding areas, touching on apple orchards, milk availability, and the history of fires in the region. He reflects on the changing population, diseases, and industries in the Madrid area, as well as the impact of transportation methods. Carson discusses the importance of documentation in preserving history and mentions ongoing excavations and explorations. He expresses his vision of preserving the area's history and diverse habitats while highlighting the challenges faced, such as limited internet access. The interview concludes with Carson sharing personal memories, his passion for preserving artifacts, and the importance of partnerships in historical preservation.







Molly A. Graham

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