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Well, there is a farm for sale.
While that might not get your attention, the farm has ties with the Kauffman family. The land also has unlimited potential. In honor of the Kauffmans, the land could be converted into sports fields.
38112 E. 315 St., Garden City, Missouri
Ties to this farm with land and farm house, which is now at 38112 E. 315 St. in Garden City, Missouri, date back to the one of the family founders, Nicholas Kauffman. According to the Cass County Missouri Histories book, published by the Cass County Historical Society Inc., Nicholas Kauffman, his wife Mary and their seven children moved from a farm in Polk County to an 80-acre farm southeast of Garden City in 1891. They selected the location because of its close proximity to town, the railroad and the Wallace school.
(Today's farm sits on a smaller piece of property, approximately 16.8 acres.)
The house soon became filled with quilts as the five surviving daughters and Mary made quilts.
The farm remained in the family under the watchful care of Minnie and Mary, They were known for a large vegetable garden as well as many flower beds.
Nicholas' only son John married Effie Winders and that union produced Erma Ruth and Ewing.
Nicholas and Mary Kauffman, along with five of their daughters, are buried in the Clearfork Cemetery, just seven miles from the farm, according to the history book.
While no one knows for sure, visitors and the current owners can imagine that the some of the land might have become space for some impromptu games of catch. Maybe the Kauffmans honed their love for the crack of the bat or sliding into home plate. Perhaps they learned to love turning a double play. Whether Ewing played baseball or not on the farm, just check out Web sites about him and the links all talk about his start in Garden City.
Or perhaps the farmstead became that place of solace or reflection on a game that is slower than most sports today. At its core, baseball is simple, but with a rich tradition, just like this farm.
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