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Towns and Villages/Wirt

Utopia Farm

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1 Johnson Road bridge

View from the bridge on Johnson Rd near the farm. submitted by Valerie Ross, MD, of Houston, Texas; 2007

10 New Utopia farmhouse 1898

11 Utopia

"This old shantee" according to Nancy Ann (LeSuer) Wells, wife of George Wells, was Wells homestead c. 1880 before the "new" house was built in 1898. submitted by Valerie Ross,...(more)

12 Utopia from front pasture looking east

Utopia farm, c. 1900, from across the road submitted by Valerie Ross, MD, of Houston, Texas; 2007

2 Nile Parsonage

Parsonage for the Nile Seventh Day Baptist Church. Date unknown. The Wells family at the Utopia farm were Seventh Day Baptists, as were many in that small enclave. submitted by...(more)

3 Nile Seventh Day Baptist Church

Nile Seventh Day Baptist Church, date unknown. The Wells family members were SDB's, as were many of the people in their hamlet. submitted by Valerie Ross, MD, of Houston, Texas;...(more)

4 Notch from a distance

Looking out toward "the East Notch", a landmark then and now. submitted by Valerie Ross, MD, of Houston, Texas; 2007

5 Old Utopia watercolor probably by John Sinnette

A painting of the old Wells farm, c 1880, probably done by John Sinnette. Note the notch in the background. The picture shows George Wells taking his favorite horse Snip out for a ...(more)

6 Wirt District 6

The "pink schoolhouse", Wirt district #6, 1914, Gertrude Wells is the teacher on the left. Gertrude was the eldest of the six Ernest Wells children (Gertrude, Ruth, Muriel, George,...(more)

7 Schoolhouse District 6 Town of Wirt 1880

8 Utopia1898

The "new" Utopia farmhouse, c. 1898 submitted by Valerie Ross, MD, of Houston, Texas; 2007

9 Utopia 1976

The Utopia farmhouse 1976. It was owned by Muriel (Wells) and Milton Scutt at that time. submitted by Valerie Ross, MD, of Houston, Texas; 2007

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submitted by Valerie Ross, MD, of Houston, Texas.

utopia description

Submitted by Valerie Ross; "The following was written out by my uncle Phil Seaman"

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