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Friends and Neighbors: Preserving history, promoting agriculture are important to Atkins'


Tonia Copeland

Beverly, left, and Kendall Atkins stand at the sign for Brookside Farm. The farm has been in Kendall's family for almost 100 years.

"Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set." – Proverbs 22:28.

Brookside Farm, located just north of the Kimball city limits, has been in the Atkins family since 1917. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to Kendall and Beverly Atkins.

"The farm site is listed on the National Historic Registry, not just the house. It is the full set of buildings," Beverly said. "The reason it is on the registry is because the buildings tell the history of agriculture through buildings in this part of the nation. Not just Nebraska, but the Great...

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